Honduras: Exports of Organic Products

Last year exports of 17 types of fruits, vegetables and organic grains may registered a 4% increase compared to 2016.

Friday, January 5, 2018

In the last ten years, the number of agricultural producers dedicated to the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and organic grains increased from 1,500 to 6,451, according to figures from the National Secretariat for Health and Food Safety (SENASA). Also in the last decade, it is estimated that the planted area grew from 4,400 hectares to 31 thousand hectares. 

Carlos Galo, head of the Organic Agriculture Department of Senasa, told Laprensa.hn that "... last year, about 67 thousand metric tons were marketed, representing a growth of 2,800 metric tons over the previous year.

The organic crops planted in 13 departments of the country are coffee, cocoa, aloe, sweet potato, lemon, banana, plantain, moringa, passion fruit, cardamom, pepper, pineapple and chili, and most of the production is exported to the United States. United, Europe and Japan, according to Senasa.

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