El Salvador receives a $500,000 donation from FAO to support agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Julia

Today the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock received a significant allocation of funds from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, known as FAO, with the objective of supporting producers’ farms affected by tropical storm Julia in the country.

The FAO representative in El Salvador, Diego Recalde, explained that it is a donation of $500,000 and assured that, with these funds, thousands of families will be able to recover their losses due to the climatic phenomenon.

As a result, we have assigned funds to the Ministry of Agriculture in order to recover that production,» said Diego Recalde, adding that «these funds will be destined to the recovery of the means production facilities damaged by tropical storm Julia.»

According to Diego Recalde, El Salvador will not fall into a crisis due to the response of the Salvadoran government and different institutions to the effects of the climate phenomenon.

For his part, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Enrique Parada, showed his satisfaction with the actions that FAO demonstrates for the country and highlighted his commitment to replenish the livelihoods of the population affected by storm Julia.

«Thanks to the FAO for the allocation of funds that will be invested in the replacement of the means of production that were affected by tropical storm Julia,» said the head of agriculture and livestock.

It is worth mentioning that the donation is made within the framework of the celebration of World Food Day, whose slogan is «Leave no one behind. Better production, better nutrition, better environment, better life.»