Nicaragua: New Market for Dairy Producers

Centrolac and spokespersons from the Millennium Challenge signed an agreement for commercializing milk by western producers.

Friday, August 14, 2009

In the first phase, Centrolac plans to purchase 5 million liters of milk, meaning over $1.850.000 for livestock breeders.

"Under this agreement, producers will deliver their milk through milk collection centers known as CAL, which are associated to the Millennium Challenge program. This way, producers have a secure market, with stable prices during winter and summer", reported newspaper El Nuevo Diario.

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Milk Over Supply in Honduras

August 2017

Honduran farmers are looking for alternatives to commercialize milk in the Salvadoran market, by giving sanitary certification to artisanal dairy plants.

In light of an oversupply of milk that is affecting the Honduran livestock sector, producers are looking for neighboring markets where they can export milk. They report that many of the plants in Honduras are not receiving the surplus product because they do not have the capacity to process it.

Grupo Lala Buys Dairy Plant in Costa Rica

July 2016

The Mexican company has acquired a dairy production plant in Alajuela and through an agreement with Florida Bebidas will produce and market its products in the country.

The announcement comes days after Nicaraguan authorities blocked entry of Costa Rican dairy products, after Costa Rica denied a permit to the firm Lala to export products from Nicaragua.

Dairy War Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica?

June 2016

Nicaraguan health authorities have restricted access to products elaborated by the Costa Rican company Dos Pinos and two other companies for failing to obtain health certification for their processing plants.

In a circular apparently issued by the company Dos Pinos, the entity may have indicated to its customers that due to non-renewal of health certificates for the industrializing plant they may not be able to continue expending their products until the situation has been resolved. This is the version stated by, who also explained that the Country manager at Dos Pinos in Nicaragua, Oswaldo Gonzalez Quijano said in the document   "... The measure taken by the Government of Nicaragua 'has no technical basis'."

Parmalat Nicaragua Sells Majority Stake

November 2009

International corporation Parmalat sold 51% of its Nicaraguan subsidiary to Productos Lacteos Centroamericanos S.A.

The disposal took place for a consideration of USD 800,000. Furthermore, Parmalat Centroamerica S.A. signed a "license agreement" which will allow Parmalat Group to cash in a total amount of USD 400,000 in the first five years of contract.

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