Honduras imports bananas from Costa Rica to meet national demand

The consequences of the damage caused to Honduras' agricultural production by the passage of storms Eta and Iota last November are still notable.

The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Mauricio Guevara, stated that the increase in the price of bananas in the country was due to the effects caused by the hurricanes. In fact, the country had to import bananas from Costa Rica, which is a historical event, Guevara emphasized.

The minister pointed out that the hurricanes caused the flooding of some 200,000 hectares, strongly affecting banana and African palm plantations and destroying 40% of the plants.

"We have to strengthen these producers because it affects the entire economic sector, not only the final consumer who buys green bananas at higher prices," the head of the SAG stated.

The official also said that they had lost most of the planted areas and that it would take nine months to a year to produce bananas again.

 

Source: hondudiario.com 


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