Honduras Will Need to Import Beans

To meet the country's demand between 100k and 200k hundredweight of beans will need to be imported.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Farming Secretary, Jacobo Regalado, indicated that this week the government will announce whether or not bean imports are authorized.

"Imports may be an option but they will need to be carried out in a carefully planned way because we do not wish to harm domestic producers," added the minister to Elherldo.hn.

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Facing a 30% loss in the first harvest, the Secretary of Agriculture is evaluating whether to import the grain.

Jacobo Regalado, Secretary of Agriculture, pointed that the organization is waiting for the final data to determine if they buy from those countries.

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The country's Farming Ministry (MAG) is considering whether to purchase grains outside Central America in order to avoid food scarcity.

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