Honduras to Export Milk to Venezuela

After being certified by Venezuelan authorities, the business Lacthosa will carry out their first shipment of some 334 tons of powdered milk.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The minister of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Héctor Hernández Amador, added according to LaPrensahn.com: "This is the´result of the negotiations that were conducted with businesspersons from that country last year, when 18 members of various countries that make up Petroalimentos, with various businesspersons who managed to complete rounds of negotiations because Honduras has the opportunity to export to Venezuela in various areas."

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The only milk powder plant does not have a lot of processing power, and can not handle all of the supply during peak milk production.

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Nicaragua to Import Milk Powder

January 2012

Given the rise in the price of milk, the government will present to the sectors involved a proposal to import milk powder in quantities and origin to be determined.

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