With almost fifteen days in office, the new Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Bernardo Manzano, continues to engage in dialogue with the different agricultural sectors. The Secretary of State indicated that his agenda included meetings with palm, sugarcane, rice and banana growers.
Regarding the banana sector, Manzano yesterday highlighted the measures that were made public on Sunday, May 14, such as a refinancing and debt restructuring plan for small banana growers and the prohibition of the registration of new plantation areas, among others. previously taken, such as the change of authorities.
“First is the dialogue, we began by putting in the ministry, in the Undersecretary of Musaceae, people they know, people from the countryside, transparent people who work, that was the first good sign, from there we have constantly met with the producers, first with the banana producers, to reach actions (…) beginning with the issue of debt refinancing. We are also going to go out and demand the support price of bananas, from the box; and this week we are also working to find more options,” Manzano stated.