After more than four hours of negotiations, the mango producers of the San Lorenzo Valley called off the 48-hours strike they started last Monday, after establishing a Dialogue Table, they granted a truce until today the 3rd December 2018 to discuss the Fruit price with exporters, where the regional manager of Economic Development, Eduardo Pineda, representing Governor Reynaldo Hilbck, and the vice minister of Agrarian Policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), William Arteaga will participate to engage with the producers and exporters.
The president of the Commission for the Front Defense of the San Lorenzo Valley, said that as of today the strike was suspended and commented: "We are responsible for the 48-hour strike. This was due to the discomfort that is experienced, as the agro-exporters do not want to talk to us yet about the Mango price. "
“There are around 8,000 mango producers that have been affected from the San Lorenzo Valley. It has been said that on Monday, 3rd December 2018 will continue with the Dialogue Table in the regional government, with producers and exporters, to discuss the Mango price that this year has had a decline in production”.
“They will unblock the roads and return on Monday to dialogue with exporters”. As is known, the mango producers of the San Lorenzo Valley called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday this week by blocking the roads and main accesses to the area, in protest at the low price of the fruit.
Meanwhile, Mr Eduardo Pineda said that a truce is being held until today, 3rd December 2018 to continue the dialogue. Mr Pineda stressed that "The Minagri is committed to convene with the exporters in the coming days, and then a dialogue between producers and exporters will commence to reach an agreement.