Hortifruti Expands its Network of Salvadoran Suppliers

The produce division at Wal-Mart is looking for fruit and vegetable producers from El Salvador to supply its supermarkets in that country.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hortifruti’s goal is to increase the proportion of agricultural products cultivated by Salvadoran farmers. Currently, just 30% of the agricultural products sold by Wal-Mart are from local producers, and the goal is to increase that proportion to 40%.

According to Elsalvador.com, “Among the results from the development program 'Tierra Fértil', which is aimed at small and medium farmers, there are 40 distinct products which have been brought to market. In some cases, like for the salad tomato, products are produced 100% domestically.”

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Costa Rica: Little Progress on Agricultural Productivity

August 2016

Productivity of beef, pork and onions improved between May 2015 and April 2016, while projected goals were not achieved for rice, beans and white corn.

The goals set at the beginning of the Solis management to facilitate conditions for raising agricultural productivity have been met by half, since of the products identified as "sensitive" because of strong competition faced externally, only beef, pork and onions managed to exceed the targets set for the first year.

Pineapple Production in Guatemala Improves

August 2016

From 2008 to 2015 an increase of 23% was recorded in the number of hundredweight of pineapples harvested in the country.

The Guild of pineapple producers attributes the growth in production to the implementation of better agricultural practices and better use of greenhouses.

International Agricultural Fair in Guatemala

July 2014

AGRITRADE Expo & Conference will take place on March 12th-13th in Guatemala City, and will be attended by 100 international buyers.

From a statement by the Guatemalan Exporters Association:

In order to bring together in one place offerings of Central American agricultural exports, the AGRITRADE Expo & Conference from AGEXPORT, sold at its breakfast launch 50% of the show's floor, an event which will be held in 2015, in Santo Domingo Hill, Antigua Guatemala and will bring to the country more than 100 international buyers interested in coffee, cardamom, macadamia, broccoli, organic products, pepper, from Guatemala and Central America.

Walmart Promotes Sustainable Agriculture on the Isthmus

November 2011

From 8 to 10 November, international executives from Walmart will analyse in Costa Rica sourcing strategies for directly purchasing fruit and vegetables from growers.

A press release from Walmart Mexico and Central America states:

From 8 to 10 November, international executives from Walmart will analyze sourcing strategies for buying direct from fruit and vegetable growers, based on the model used in the rest of Central America.

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