The Secretary of Food Security from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Rodrigo Fonseca, officially reported that 24 municipalities of Minas Gerais (Brazil) are free of black sigatoka, considered the worst plague to attack banana plantations. This now allows producers to traffic bananas from the area to any region in the country.
Recognising there are currently 86 municipalities authorized to sell bananas anywhere in the country. The new locations that have been recognized are Araguari, Araporã, Cachoeira Dourada, Capinópolis, Canápolis, Prado Verde, Carmo do Parnaíba, Cordero, Cascalho Rico, Centralina, Estrella del Sur, Gurinhatã, Ipiaçu, Ituiutaba, Indianópolis, Monte Alegre de Minas, Patos de Minas, Prata, Rio Parnaíba, Santa Vitória, Tupaciguara, Uberaba, Uberlândia and Verissimo.
Based on information from Canal Rural