Nicaragua Will Plant 70,000 Ha of Beans

Domestic producers are seeking to reverse the shortage of grain present in the country and the region.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In the coming weeks, 70,000 hectares of beans will be planted, so that there is sufficient inventory starting December. reports, "Nicaragua and other countries in the region face a severe shortage of red beans, as rains in the last month damaged crops and grain exporters prioritized their foreign sales.”

This has caused 60% increase in the price of red beans, which in national markets traded slightly above $ 1 per pound.

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