The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock continues with the delivery of agricultural packages in El Salvador

The Minister of Agriculture, Enrique Parada, stated that the simultaneous delivery of agricultural packages continues in order to benefit the producers of basic grains and food packages for the fishing sector on a national scale. Seguir leyendo The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock continues with the delivery of agricultural packages in El Salvador

The government will use an agro-ecological strategy against the coffee borer plague by using wasps

The borer is the plague with the most important economic impact on the national coffee industry, since its incidence causes losses in the production and quality of the coffee from the attacked plantations.

Given this situation, the government announced an agro-ecological strategy to deal with this problem. It is about the implementation of wasps that feed only on the microorganism that affects coffee trees.

Specifically, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) will deliver specimens of the «Cephalonomia stephanoderis» wasp to benefit more than 30 producers of golden grain in the first phase. Seguir leyendo The government will use an agro-ecological strategy against the coffee borer plague by using wasps

The Minister of Agriculture highlights the results of the «Sembrando Vida» program that has helped 10,000 Salvadorans

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Enrique Parada, highlighted the results of the «Sembrando Vida» and «Jóvenes Construyendo Futuro» programs, the result of cooperation between Mexico and El Salvador. These programs are often criticized by the political opposition.

«The project that the opposition said had been a robbery. The results speak for themselves and once again, the opponents are liars» — said the minister in a message posted on his official Twitter account. Seguir leyendo The Minister of Agriculture highlights the results of the «Sembrando Vida» program that has helped 10,000 Salvadorans

The Ministry of Agriculture confirms food supply and stable prices in El Salvador

The interim Minister of Agriculture, Enrique Parada, assured this Wednesday morning that El Salvador has a good food supply and denied any speculation about a possible shortage of food products, while also pointing out that food prices remain stable throughout the territory.

Parada pointed out that the price inspections, carried out in conjunction with other state institutions such as the Consumer Protection Office, have made it possible to certify that there have been no price increases that could affect the Salvadoran population. In addition, he reiterated that the country has food security despite the global crisis. Seguir leyendo The Ministry of Agriculture confirms food supply and stable prices in El Salvador

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock carries on agricultural programs for food security

Given the current world crisis due to the Russia-Ukraine war and new alerts due to COVID-19, the Minister of Agriculture, Enrique Parada, stated that the institution is working on a series of agricultural programs that seek to guarantee the country’s food security.

«We will get out of this global crisis if we work together. For this reason, my team is working on a plan to provide agricultural inputs at a preferential price for producers, so we will increase production and keep the national market supplied» — he detailed. Seguir leyendo The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock carries on agricultural programs for food security

20,000 agriculture producers will benefit from Fideagro reforms

The Salvadoran Congress approved reforms to the Special Trust for the Agricultural Sector (Fideagro) to benefit 20,000 small and medium-sized Salvadoran agricultural producers, according to Enrique Parada, interim Minister of Agriculture.

According to the official, the trust, which was originally intended to benefit corn and bean producers, is now being expanded to include fishing, livestock, grain, fruit trees, vegetables, innovative ventures, and other non-traditional products such as minor species. Seguir leyendo 20,000 agriculture producers will benefit from Fideagro reforms

Salvadoran coffee will reach the Japanese market

The Foreign Ministry reported that representatives of the company Woodberry Coffee Roasters will visit farms located in the main coffee growing areas, from February 17 to 23. For this tour, they will have the support of specialists from the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC).

Woodberry Coffee Roasters is a company dedicated to specialty coffee and was born in Tokyo. The company distributes sustainable and unique coffee throughout the world. Currently, they have four stores: Yoga, Shibuya, Ogikubo and Perca, as detailed on their social networks.

Last week, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adriana Mira, met with representatives of the Japanese company with the aim of promoting the Café de El Salvador brand to sell it in the Japanese market. Seguir leyendo Salvadoran coffee will reach the Japanese market

Cacao production will be boosted in El Salvador

Three types of high-quality cocoa plants prepared in the laboratory and arising from research on 200 farms nationwide will be grafted onto crops to give a new boost to the grain harvest in the country, reported the National Center for Agricultural Technology (Centa).

According to Eufemia Segura, researcher of the Centa Fruit Trees and Cacao program, the technological plan aims to disperse «elite germplasm» so that producers can take their crops to maximum yield. Seguir leyendo Cacao production will be boosted in El Salvador