Corn and Beans: Losses in Nicaraguan Production

Because of the scarcity of rain in the region known as the Dry Corridor, producers in the country estimate that in the first cycle of the year has lost about 30% of corn crops and 35% of beans.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Directors of the Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua (Upanic) explained that for the so-called "first production", Estelí lost 50% of the bean crop, and in Nueva Segovia fell between 40% and 50%.

See "Crops in Central America: Main Figures in 2018 review that "... In the department of Madriz there are also losses of up to 80% of the corn crop. In the cultivation of dry rice, according to Upanic, 50% of the crop was lost during the first sowing, particularly in the department of Nueva Segovia."

Álvaro Vargas, vice-president of Upanic, said that "... The production of first is the lowest volume for the consumption of basic grains. The production of last and drought is the most important in the national production. We should not have a shortage of beans for national consumption. We do not want to alarm or give information that promotes speculation in the case of fixed or basic grains."

Also see "Corn: Imports up to December 2018

Regarding corn imports in the region, CentralAmericaData reports that in 2018 the main buyer according to the imported value of grain in Central America continued to be Guatemala with $236 million, followed by Costa Rica with $175 million, El Salvador with $137 million, Honduras with $127 million, Panama with $101 million and Nicaragua with $46 million.

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