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Formosa banana growers refuse to sell their fruit below a minimum price

The Laguna Naineck subsidiary of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) decided to interrupt the marketing of bananas produced in the province of Formosa to demand better prices for the fruit. The stoppage of sales will take place for five days starting May 12, although the measure will not apply if buyers offer 400 Argentine pesos for each 22-kilo box.

"This measure was taken because the current wholesale prices in the different markets allow paying minimum values that correspond to 50% of what wholesalers sell at," the FAA stated.

In the last hours, the WhatsApp that groups the vast majority of banana growers from Formosa, and that is administered by the federated entity that operates in Naineck, exploded with messages supporting the decision. Dignity and justice were the adjectives most used by banana growers to support the cessation of marketing.

"Sharing the income to dignify the work of each banana family is the goal," stated FAA, which has been formally asking for several weeks that the municipal state determines a minimum reference price for bananas.

Source: El Comercial / 

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