El Salvador: $16 million for Agricultural Packages

Despite a reduction in the budget, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock plans to allocate $16.2 million to the purchase of agricultural products.

Friday, December 15, 2017

With the budget cut to be approved by the Legislative Assembly, the funds that the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock will have available to tender agricultural packages will be $16.2 million, $1 million less than in 2016.

"... If the parties do not reach an agreement in the Legislative Assembly before closing the year, the MAG will start 2018 with the same budget for 2017. Orestes Ortez, head of the MAG, said that in that case they would carry out the tender without taking into account the reduction in the allocated amount."

In an article by Laprensagrafica.com, Ortez added that   "...
In the event that the budget is approved, they will request a reinforcement in the first quarter as a complement, 'because this package is something that has a great deal of positive impact on food security'."

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