Lost of harvest in Central America could distort Honduran market

Damage caused to Central American agriculture by recent rains could cause an avalanche of purchase of grains in Honduras.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The rains affected the region; in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the governments have made investments to improve production levels, but we are under threat, as the sister countries continue to see us as an alternative support for supplies, the manager of the Honduran Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IHMA), Obdulio Chevez, warned.

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Drought Worsens in the U.S.

August 2012

The droughts effect on grain crops has made food prices more expensive around the world, and is affecting the economies of Central American countries.

According to an article in Americaeconomia.com there is an increasing threat of low crop yields in major U.S. agricultural states affected by drought and high temperatures recorded during the month of July.

Guatemala: Tomato Harvest Lost to Rains

August 2011

Compared to the 2,400 cases collected in the summer crop, the winter rains reduced tomato production in up to 75%.

After noting that the local market is being well supplied, the president of the Federation of Agricultural Associations of Guatemala (Fasagua), Eddie Mendoza, was concerned about the amount of tomatoes entering the country coming in from Mexico, which is not supposed to be more than 4 truckloads per month, but he believes that this is the amount entering per day.

Maize Crop Could be Lost

April 2011

The early onset of the rainy season and the delay in the delivery of improved seed is threatening production.

The agricultural sector may face significant economic losses in grain production if this years rains are particularly intense.

Industry representatives are worried that the late delivery of seed for planting (which was estimated to arrive May 30 instead of April 15) may significantly affect future harvests.

Storm Causes $112 Million Losses in El Salvador

June 2010

Tropical Storm Agatha caused $112.1 million in losses in infrastructure and agriculture.

The government is shifting funds from other budgets to handle the damages. Preliminary reports estimate that $44.1 million is required for the country’s infrastructure and $68.8 to cover losses in crops.

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