Ecuador is still below the 2011 banana sales

In 2013, Ecuador exported 253 million banana crates, 5 million more than in 2012, which is a moderate increase compared to figures from 2011, when 285 million crates were exported. Eduardo Ledesma, Executive Director of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE for its...
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Frog inside a Ecuadorian banana crate

The news about a frog inside an Ecuadorian crate of banana in Poland is still under discussion: Does the amphibious traveled from Ecuador?, Could it withstand temperatures as low?, Was it introduced in another country during the trip?. There are still unanswered questions that...
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Ecuador suffers the worst banana crisis of recent times

Ecuador registers monetary losses of $ 600 million due to the Sigatoka Negra fungus. The President of the Banana Chamber, Evaristo Baque, says that 40% of banana plantations in the country has been affected by the fungus, ie, 85,000 hectares. “This is the result of...
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30% of Ecuadorian Banana Production is Affected by Sigatoka Negra

The banana production leader of Chirijo, Milagro, Julio Cruz Escudero, says the fruit production of farms has declined by 30% due to the Sigatoka Negra fungus. The Sigatoka Negra is a fungus that appeared in 1987 in Ecuador. This fungus damages the banana leaf and prevents the...

Small Banana Producers Face Difficulties

The low prices along with the higher requisites to harvest and the new taxes and work reforms in Ecuador have caused that several small banana producers lose several hectares of their product. This year many banana producers started receiving $5,50 per banana crate, now the only...
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Collection Centers will be Defined for the Purchase of Bananas

Starting tomorrow, the purchase of banana excess from small and medium banana producers, will begin at $ 3 per cluster. This measure was adopted as part of the eight-week banana emergency declared by the Government. The news came after a meeting between the advisor to the...

Ecuador Banana Industry will Collapse, says Alvaro Noboa

Businessman Alvaro Noboa spoke once again today on the nonpayment of the banana box official price in Ecuador. In his remarks he mentioned some names of companies that would be disrespecting the price. “I ask the Chief of State and Minister of Agriculture to send inspectors...

Ecuadorian Government Declares Emergency in Banana Sector

The minister of agriculture, Javier Ponce, declared the emergency state for the banana sector in Ecuador after a meeting held this Friday 13. Ponce assured that once the emergency declaration is signed, the instructions will be defined to apply help measures for the sector....
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