Livestock in Panama

The Panamanian cattle herd grew from 762 thousand heads in 1961 to 1.6 million in 2008 and needs to strengthen its sustainable development.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Alejandro Acosta, Livestock Development Officer of FAO, states on an article in, "if there are no changes in production systems, by 2050, the number of hectares of pastures in Panama will have increased about 45 % from 535 thousand hectares in 2008 to 2,335 hectares in 2050. There are technological alternatives which can help reverse this trend and encourage more sustainable development of the livestock sector in the country. One of them is promotion of sustainable pastures."

With the currently used production technology, the beef demand in Panama, which grew from 21 thousand tons in 1961 to 61 thousand tons in 2007, may bring negative implications on environmental resources and to an increase in the number of hectares used for pasture.

More on this topic

Panama: Tourism Sustainability Standard

July 2017

The standard establishes minimum criteria for tourism companies to include in their sustainability standards in order to raise competitiveness at the national level.

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) announced the Panama Tourism Sustainability Standard on July 5, a standard which was developed jointly with the Ministry of Environment (MiAmbiente) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI), after extensive national consultations, adjustments and training in recent months, both with the private sector, NGOs, community groups and academics.

How to Make Production Grow and Be Sustainable

May 2016

The drama over the bulk of exports being primary products without added value is unfolding not only in Nicaragua.

The new president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Guillermo Jacoby, has carried out a lucid analysis of the difficulties faced by Nicaraguan exporters in increasing both the volume and the value of its sales abroad, and especially how to make this productive effort sustainable.

Transnational Seeking "Sustainable" Cocoa

March 2015

Support is being given to sustainable agriculture programs to meet growing consumer concern about the origin of the raw materials of the products they consume.  

From a statement issued by the Cosa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Cargill and Mondelēz International are promoting two programs to have a cocoa supply chain which is 100% sustainable by 2020.

Financial Sustainability of the State in Guatemala

October 2014

"Net contributors are providing less and less taxes in relation to the services they receive, while net receivers are demanding more and more benefits compared to what they provide."

Despite the relatively small size of government relative to the economy, a factor which some international analysts point to as a factor which undermines a country's development, "...

 close (x)

Receive more news about Animal husbandry

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Costa Rica - Punta Leona, Bambu Community 5 Building Lots

Only 5 lots left for sale in the very desirable Bambu Community in Punta Leona, Puntarenas. This place was a pasture just 5 years ago, there were 18 houses there two years ago and now there are 42 with more.
Willing to sell all 5 lots together at a discounted...

Stock Indexes

(Feb 28)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Mar 19)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"