El Salvador: Consultation on Plan Agro 2025

The meetings have the objective of creating a scheme for the National Agriculture Plan 2025 and the founding of the National Agriculture Council.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Current and former authorities from the Ministry of Cattle and Agriculture (MAG, acronym in Spanish) are participating.

Elsalvador.com interviews vice-minister of Agriculture, Hugo Flores, “... some of the topics that will dominate the National Agriculture Council will be access to credit for small farmers, legal security of the land -covered in the Law of Renting Land- and the insecurity in the case of dairy producers.

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El Salvador Begins Coffee Plantation Renovations

July 2012

With an investment of $24 million the country has plans for reforestation and replanting at least 40 thousand acres of land in 2014.

From a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in El Salvador:

As part of developing the presidential program "Rescue and Development of National Coffee Culture", the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hugo Flores Hidalgo, accompanied by a representative from the American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in El Salvador, Gerardo Escudero, and Executive Director of the Salvadoran Coffee Council, Ana Elena Escalante, participated in the delivery of coffee seedlings to farmers in the area of San Pedro Nonualco, Department of La Paz.

El Salvador to Purchase Beans from Mexico and Colombia

September 2010

To avoid bean shortages, the country will import around 200,000 sacks from Mexico and Colombia.

Hugo Flores, vice-minister for Agriculture, commented that the purchase of the beans is being carried out as a preventative measure to ensure stocks are sufficient to cope with the possibility of crop failures due to torrential rains.

El Salvador: $20 Million for Basic Grains

May 2010

The Agriculture ministry plans to increase the country’s sown area by 4.5% during 2010.

One of the initiatives comprises reopening a gasoline and ethanol facility in Izalco, which has been closed for 10 years, announced Hugo Flores, Agriculture Ministry. This is planned for May 30th.

El Salvador Seeking Brazilian Cooperation in Agriculture

February 2010

Brazil could supply the Salvadoran agriculture industry with technical assistance and know-how.

Agriculture and trade officials from Brazil are in the country, discussing the basis of a potential agreement.

“The parties will share past experiences of using micro financing to boost agricultural development, technical assistance, successful policies implemented in Brazil and opportunities for Agro industries”, reported Laprensagrafica.com.

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