Region's melon producers to hold congress in Managua

Melon producers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean will gather in Managua August 12 to 14 to discuss production and trade in the fruit.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More than 300 representatives of producing nations are expected at the event, said Karlyn Stubbert, marketing manager for Nicaragua's Producers and Exporters Association.



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Regional Congress for Agricultural Exporters in Panama

August 2015

From September 2nd to 4th melon and watermelon exporters from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean will be gathering together in Panama City to discuss issues related to marketing strategies and trade agreements.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama:

Good Prospects for Honduran Melons

October 2012

Honduran melon production for the 2012-2013 harvest is set to perform better because of improved farming practices, which producers hope will translate into increased exports for the country.

A statement from the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office reads:

Medardo Galindo, head of Honduran agricultural exporters, explained that "we are expecting an increase of up to 5 and 10% of production, which will mean the country will see an upward curve in production", while in the 2009-2010 harvest 1.100 boxes were exported, in the following period the number rose to 1,300, he also added that if the sanitary and phytosanitary problems, which are being managed, had not occurred, the expansion of production could have been higher.

XX Congress of Melon and Watermelon Producers and Exporters

August 2012

Panama is home to the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelons in Central America which brings together companies and exporters.

Organized by the Group of Non-Traditional Exporters of Panama (Gantrap) it will end on Saturday August 18 with business negotiation rounds between exporters, producers, importers and service providers.

Melon production cut due to market uncertainty

November 2008

The Pelon Group in Costa Rica fired 3 thousand workers due to the 25% increase in the cost of production and low profitability at the moment.

"The increase in costs were not economically feasible for the company, hence we had to stop planting approximately 1000 hectares and as a result we had to let go some people, mainly Nicaraguan workers," said Gerardo Gonzales, plant manager for the Pelon Plant in Bajura, Guanacaste.

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