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

The agricultural reactivation plan will guarantee food security and sovereignty to Salvadorans. First phase is called RECETO

From the northern area of ​​Chalatenango, President Nayib Bukele presented last December 8th, the first phase of the Agricultural Reactivation Plan called: RECETO. With an initial investment of $ 44 million ($ 24M directly for RECETO) this inter-institutional plan aims to guarantee El Salvador’s food security and sovereignty. Seguir leyendo The agricultural reactivation plan will guarantee food security and sovereignty to Salvadorans. First phase is called RECETO