El Salvador to Import Beans and Corn

In order to ensure domestic supply and prevent price hikes, the government has announced it will import beans and corn.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guillermo López Suárez, minister of agriculture and livestock indicated that importing beans "is necessary" to prevent shortages. The beans will be bought from China, South Africa and Ethiopia and the maize will be imported from Mexico and South America.

The Ministry has not yet set a date for the imports or the amounts, which will depend on the final tally of crop losses.

"This year, the state department bought beans from China and Africa, because the harvest last year was not sufficient to meet domestic demand", reported Elmundo.com.sv.

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