El Salvador: Supply Center Planned

The government intends to develop, using public-private partnership model, a distribution center for agricultural products.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The central government has presented the initiative to representatives of the Chamber of Agriculture and Agribusiness (Camargo), and estimated that the work would require an investment of between $80 million and $100 million.

Laprensagrafica.com reports that "... Having a distribution center with ample agricultural products, as proposed by the central government, dates from the implementation of the Family Agriculture Plan in 2011. However, there are administrative obstacles standing in the way - reforms are needed to laws- and no consensus between the producers' associations regarding their administration has been reached. One objective of these initiatives is to bring producers closer to the market, so they can improve the profitability of production. "

"... On the subject, Augustine Martinez, president of CAMAGRO said that this central supply 'is a good choice' which has worked well in other countries and which creates a direct relationship between producer and consumer."

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