Nicaragua Reopens Border to Honduran Oranges

Nicaragua has lifted the measures that kept its border closed to the Honduran citrus fruit since early September.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leopoldo Duran, president of the National Federation of Farmers and Ranchers of Honduras, reported the resolution, adding that fortunately there were no large losses by producers during the border’s closure.

"Duran said that monthly exports of the fruit to Nicaragua amount to five million lempiras ($ 270 thousand), especially from the Sonaguera sector, Colon, where the biggest processing plant in the country is located.

He said the reopening comes at a good time because they are harvesting a crop of 23, 000 hectares of citrus fruit in the departments of Yoro, Cortés and Colón", reported

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