Isthmus seeks agricultural agreement with Brazil

Agriculture Ministers from Central America met yesterday in the Panamanian capital to analyze a possible agreement of cooperation in agriculture with Brazil.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Brazilian officials from the the Ministry of Agricultural Development, the National Supply Company and the Brazilian Company of Agricultural Investigation present the plan for cooperation with Brazil.
"The idea is that these three Brazilian institutions count their strengths and the possibilities of cooperation with Central American via investigations in the field of food and via technological transfer," said Roger Guillen, executive secretary of the Central American Agriculture Council.

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Guatemala plans to acquire an additional 30 MW of power from its northern neighbor, which may also export to other Central American countries.

A statement from the Ministry of Energy in Mexico reads:

The Ministry of Energy in Mexico and the Ministry of Energy and Mines in the Republic of Guatemala have signed a letter of intent in which they set out, in good faith and in a non-binding way, a general framework for cooperation in the energy sector.

Panama and Israel Extend Cooperation Agreement

February 2011

The signed amendment will allow a wider participation of governments in different projects.

That Agreement was signed aiming at defining a set of basic principles on which to establish a framework to facilitate trade between the two countries on various trade policies like promotion of goods and services, logistics and marketing, international trade integration, among others.

$ 2.3 Million for Nicaraguan Agriculture

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The project seeks to strengthen small and medium producers of agricultural technology and aid 5.000 small farmers.

The funds will be administered by the Foundation for Technological Development for Agriculture and Forestry of Nicaragua (FUNICA). reports, "Resident Director of the Swiss Cooperation Agency in Central America (SDC), Peter Bischof, was confident that this second phase will achieve results similar to the initial stage of the project, which saw 45 companies and technology services attend to 22 thousand producers, bringing them affordable technology. "

Brazilian Agricultural Investigation Company (EMBRAPA) opens office in Honduras

October 2008

A commission from EMBRAPA arrived on Sunday in Honduras to fine tune details for the installation of a regional office for Central America and the Caribbean.

Besides the setting up of the a regional office, they are looking to provide follow up to agreements signed by the presidents of Central America and Brazilian president, Lula Da Silva, last year in El Salvador.

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