Price of Basic Grains Goes Up in Guatemala

A quintal of white maize increased by $0.64 compared to March, while for black beans the increase is $0.39 per quintal.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), because the harvest of white corn has ended, the grain is trading at $15 per quintal, while black beans are $48 per quintal.

According to the explanation of Patricia Lopez, a farmer in Coban, Alta Verapaz, "for the moment supply is being maintained in the markets."

"43% of producers are not selling their grain this month to feed their families, 17% will sell in the community and 19% will give it to intermediaries", reported

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