Honduras to Import Beans and Corn

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced the import of 1.500 tons of beans and 4 million bushels of corn.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The purpose of the acquisition, according to the Ministry, is to neutralize "hoarders" and "speculators."

Minister Francisco Zelaya said that "a government mission outside the country is assessing the conditions of the beans that would be imported into the territory and made available to consumers."

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El Salvador to Buy Corn and Bean Seeds

January 2015

The government has announced that it will soon start the process to purchase corn and bean seeds to be delivered as part of agricultural parcels given to producers.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador:

The Minister of Agriculture, Orestes Ortez, today announced that the government will soon start purchasing the corn and bean seeds which are delivered as part of agricultural parcels, a program of vital importance to ensure food security for Salvadoran families.

Guatemala to Import Grains for $8.8 million

November 2014

To compensate for the reduction in local production, the government plans to allocate $8.8 million for the purchase of 39,000 hundredweight of beans and 230,000 hundredweight of corn.

In the period from January to August 2014, the government imported maize from the United States and Mexico, and in the case of beans, 60% was purchased from the US, 20.3% from Canada, 11.4% from China, 6.7% from Nicaragua and the rest 1.5% from Argentina.

Guatemala to Keep Importing Maize

July 2012

Although a slight increase in the volume of the current crop is expected, the deficit in meeting domestic consumption is, as in previous years, 5%.

An article in Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "Maga statistics indicate that the production of white maize has increased by 46% in the last six years, rising from 743 million quintals in 2006/07 to 1,080,000 for this year. "

El Salvador Faces Bean Shortage

October 2009

MAG is considering buying beans from Costa Rica and Venezuela, as crisis in Honduras and droughts in Nicaragua make it difficult to get it from them.

The country will have to import between 10% and 15% of the national demand, assured Manuel Sevilla, head of MAG, the Agriculture Ministry.

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