Basic Grains: El Salvador with Lower Production

Partly because of the reported drought between June and July 2018, the estimated production of basic grains for the 2018/2019 agricultural cycle is 19.5 million quintals, 20% less than in the previous period.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Salvadoran Chamber of Small and Medium Agricultural Producers (Campo) estimates that for the 2018/2019 agricultural cycle corn cultivation in the country will rise 14.5 million quintals, 31% less than reported in the period 2017/2018.

You may be interested in "Corn: Imports up to June 2018"

In the case of beans, production will be 1.5 million quintals, 20% less than that reported in the previous cycle. On the other hand, sorghum and rice would not register significant variations.

Luis Treminio, president of the Campo, explained that "... The severe drought of up to 40 days in some areas of the country, developed between June and July, and excessive rainfall in October by the passage of Hurricane Michael, left a production of agricultural 2018/2019 cycle of 19.5 million quintals of basic grains, a volume lower than the 23.4 million obtained in the previous period."

Also see "Rice import figures up to June 2018"

The article adds that "... The guild considered that the economic losses, both because of drought and rains, reached $35 million. Of that amount, $28 million corresponds to 6.4 million quintals of corn not produced and $7 million is attributed to the 822,000 quintals of beans damaged."

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Drought Continues to Cause Losses

August 2018

Because of the drought that is affecting several areas in Central America, in El Salvador, agricultural producers estimate that at least 6.3 million hundredweight of corn, valued at $39 million, have been lost.

Representatives from the Salvadoran Chamber of Small and Medium Agricultural Producers (Campo) said that due to the drought, which lasted up to 40 days in some areas of the country, they have lost more than 6 million hundredweight of corn, valued at $38.6 million.

El Salvador: Reduction in Grain Production Predicted

May 2017

It has been estimated that the agricultural cycle 2017/18 will close with a production of 19 million hundredweight of maize, 2.2 million hundredweight of sorghum and 1.3 million hundredweight of beans.

The Salvadoran Chamber of Small and Medium-sized Agricultural Producers (Campo) foresees a reduction in most grains, mainly due to an expected reduction in the delivery of agricultural parcels on the part of the government to small and medium producers.

Nicaragua to Import More Grains Duty Free

August 2014

Due to a reduction of local production because of drought, the government has authorized, for the second half of the year, an increase in tax-free imports of red beans, rice and corn.

In the case of red beans, an additional 10,000 tons has been approved on top of the 20,000 authorized in June, while for rice the quantities will be defined in the coming days.

Rains in Honduras affect 50% of the crop

July 2008

Losses of up to 50 percent of the seeded acreage of corn due to recent heavy rains have been reported in some parts of the country.

"In Olancho in the northwest and in other communities there have been more than 16 straight days of rain," said the president of Prograno, Luis Donaire. "They have lost almost 50 percent of their corn crop.

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