The Association of Banana Growers of Colombia (Augura) has prepared a preliminary report on the impact that the national strike and blockades have had on the banana sector of the Uraba region so far.
As detailed in the following video from Telemedellín, the association estimates that this situation has affected 7,000 workers, who have not been able to carry out their daily tasks, causing food shortages and, as a consequence, an increase in the cost of living in this region.
According to the union, the roadblocks in the area haven't allowed them to transport 33% of the cargo. Estimates are that, to date, more than 15,000 tons of bananas have been wasted in a total area of 15,000 hectares. This amounts to almost 773,200 boxes of 105 pieces of fruit each that have not been exported.