Nicaragua: Pork Producers Ask for Subsidies

In order to compete with pork that comes in from the US, Nicaraguan producers are seeking government support to build a food processing plant.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As import quotas for pork from the United States increase, Nicaraguan pork producers are seeking to improve their cost structure in order to better compete with the imported product.

Marcos Umanzor, president of the new Chamber of Pork Producers of Nicaragua, said that "... they will be meeting with their counterparts in Costa Rica later this week to determine actions involving all pig farmers in the region."

According Umanzor, "... they will approach the authorities or the Ministry of Agriculture of Development, Industry and Commerce in order to identify ways that these entities can support national production. 'How can we compete with pork that comes from the United States if its cost structure is different from ours?' questioned Umanzor, who says that pork producers in that country receive incentives. 'We are going to suggest support for construction of a processing feed mill, as a chamber, having our own slaughterhouse to sell from', said the president of the Chamber, who estimates that in 2014 about 23 million hundredweight of pork will be produced ."

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