Basic Grains Crops Looking Good

It is estimated that 500,000 farms in Honduras are devoted to basic grains. Basic grains are considered the most important to the social and economic life of Hondurans, as it represents twelve percent of the agricultural GDP and generates about 300,000 permanent jobs.

The President of the Danlí Ranchers and Farmers Association, Mario Lobo, announced that the corn and bean producers in the department of El Paraíso expect good harvests, and believe they will be able to cover the demand for grains in this part of the country.

Mr. Lobo said that this is due to good rains and the absence of pests, and will add to receiving good prices on the international market.

He noted that in the country, it is estimated that 500,000 farms are devoted to basic grains, of which 220,000 households grow for home consumption. Eighteen percent of the country’s arable land is used in the production of basic grains.

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