Growth for Nicaragua's livestock sector forecasted

The livestock sector projected that it will close 2008 with $280 million in exports.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Representatives from the National Livestock Commission of Nicaragua (Conagan) and from the Federation of Livestock Associations of Nicaragua (Faganic) had a meeting yesterday with the head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Magfor), Ariel Bucardo, to whom they expressed the "urgent need" for the Government to fulfill several demands presented by the farmers.
The demands include the quick start of operation of the Production Development Bank (Produzcamos), approved last year by the National Assembly.

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