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Honduras plans to have 5,000 hectares of avocados

With the planting of some 560 hectares of different avocado varieties to replace imports, Honduras plans to reach some 5,000 hectares devoted to this crop.

The facilitator of the avocado chain of the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Jose Antonio Romero Santos, said that China, Taiwan, was currently developing an avocado project in the area of Intibuca.

The representatives of the Government of Taiwan will continue with their support, this time in the area of Ocotepeque, where there are around 200 producers and about 118 hectares of avocado.

To date there are an estimated 593 hectares throughout the national territory, so during this period, the country expects to cultivate some 4,000 to 5,000 hectares.

In order to replace imports, Honduras plans to extend the crop to some 5,000 hectares, since the country consumes 35 million pounds of this product per year.

It is worth mentioning that the market for avocado distribution is guaranteed with the two varieties grown in the country; annual production would stand at around 10 million pounds.


Source: latribuna.hn

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