Organic Honey: Export from El Salvador

Mieles Joya de Cerén began exporting certified organic honey to Costa Rica, and in the coming months plans to start marketing it in Portugal and Spain.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Salvadoran company began certification in 2017, and after analyzing 4,000 hives in 87 bee houses owned by seven national beekeepers, was able to complete the process.

Saúl Díaz, regional director of Swisscontact, the institution implementing the project called Promotion of Competitiveness for Sustainable Beekeeping (Focapis), told Elmundo.sv that "... Of the 80 tons of certified organic honey, 60 will go to Costa Rica and in the coming months will be sold to Portugal and Spain. This achievement breaks the paradigm that it was not possible to certify organic honey as a small country, with conventional production systems, and opens the way for other producers to venture into high-value markets with differentiated products."

The article adds that "... In the first six months of 2019, meanwhile, honey marketed outside the Salvadoran market generated $1.58 million from the sale of 619,206 kilograms. The main target market is Germany and Costa Rica, followed by Austria, Portugal, France, United States and Taiwan. Honduras and Panama are also included."

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