Honduras: Milk Production Down 40%

Due to the effects of climate, the dairy producers union estimates a reduction of between 700,000 and 800,000 liters a day.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Anabel Gallardo, president of the Honduran Chamber of Milk Producers, estimated that daily production will decrease from 2.2 million to about 1.3 million liters. Gallardo and other representatives of the Honduran agricultural sector are insisting that the government declare an emergency in some municipalities.

Leopoldo Duran, president of the National Federation of Ranchers of Honduras (Fenagh) said to Laprensa.hn that "... 80% of farmers nationwide are affected by the extended summer. "The situation is critical. The problem of climate change has to be raised to the level of Central America '. "

"... Duran believes that a state of emergency needs to be declared in some municipalities because of the ravages of El Niño and indicated that it will requested from Alden Rivera, Minister of Economic Development. "



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