Producers After Larger Bean Export Quotas

Although Nicaragua has eliminated barriers to exports, producers want a quota of 500,000 quintals of beans for export, instead of the 200,000 quintals currently allowed.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Barriers to the exports of beans were removed for producers in Nicaragua, however, a quota of 200,000 quintals for export is still limiting the potential.

"Restrictions on the export of beans have been in place since last year due to reduced production caused by the effects of climate, but in the light of high production levels obtained in the last crop, exporters and farmers are lobbying for export of the product to be freed up", says Gustavo Alvarez in an article in

Felix Miranda, manager of the Central Cooperative of North Exporters, said that after the approval for the grains export producers are allowed to sell abroad 200,000 quintals of high quality beans. However, the manager said that if the export were completely freed up, they could sell 500,000 quintals abroad.

Producers hope to be able to meet with officials in March to negotiate a larger export quota.

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In the case of beans, the goal was to plant 110 thousand hectares, but 112,000 were planted. In corn, the number of hectares increased from 304,000 to 315,000.

From a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry:

Production expectations in both beans and corn, are excellent assured the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ariel Bucardo, during a meeting of the Bean Council, involving producers, exporters and government officials.

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January 2012

The barriers on the export of the grain to Costa Rica and El Salvador have disappeared, and producers expect to sell about 200,000 quintals abroad.

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Nicaragua: Barriers Remain for Beans Export

February 2011

The agricultural ministry announced that there is no reason to remove the additional requirements for the export of beans deployed in October 2010.

The National Dry Bean Commission and the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua have reported these non-tariff barriers, arguing that they are unjustified and are causing serious economic losses to processors and marketers, who have been forced to cancel contracts with international buyers.

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August 2009

Record output is expected for basic grains, as well as an increase in cattle products.

Ariel Bucardo Rocha is the Agricultural Ministry of Nicaragua, and he expects corn production to reach 6.900.000 quintals for the premium seeding period.

"Regarding premium bean production, the Ministry is expecting 1.3 million quintals, from 100.000 blocks.

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