El Salvador Plans to Increase Production by 8%

MAG expects to increase the production of basic grains for the 2009-2010 harvest by 8%.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Felipe Luis Trigueros, director of Agricultural Economics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), said that expectations are due to the 4% increase in area sown and because improved seeds, fertilizers and materials worth $30 million will be delivered to producers.

An article in elsalvador.com explained that corn is expected to reach 23 million quintals compared to 22 million produced during the previous harvest; beans are expected to reach 2.8 million quintals, 200 thousand more than last year and sorghum is expected to reach over 4 million quintals.

Additionally, the State entity plans to increase exports to the isthmus, as is the case with white corn, which it expects to export 3 million quintals;or beans which it expects to export up to 200 thousand quintals.

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, more than 30 million quintals of basic grains are expected this year.

The country has invested $30 million on an improved seed and fertilizer program thus far, looking for increased productivity.

Carlos A. Torres reported statements by Agriculture Minister Mario Salaverría in his article in elsalvador.com: "We expect a harvest of 22 million quintals of corn (the country consumes 17 million) and 2.8 million quintals of beans, of which the country will consume 2.5 million quintals and export 200 thousand quintals."

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The production of basic grains in the country reached its highest level in the last five years, according to figures provided by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The grain that grew the most was beans, which increased 84.5% over the 2005-2006 harvest. The second most production was by sorghum, which increased 40%.

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