Nicaragua Allows Imports of Another Bean Variety

Faced with potential bean shortages, the government has permitted an additional bean variety to be imported.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Since 11 September the country has enabled the "criollo" red bean to be imported and it is now proceeding to allow another similar variety in order to help supply the population.

"The document signed by Orlando Solórzano Delgadillo, head of the Ministry for Development, Industry and Commerce (MIFIC), indicates that shortages were observed since last Monday and details measures to be taken. 'The range of beans that can be imported needs to be widened to cope with the sudden shortage of beans for Nicaraguan consumption,' Solórzano states in an official communication to the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)," reports

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