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...
Frog inside a Ecuadorian banana crate

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...
MAGAP began distribution of inputs for spraying banana

MAGAP Today Began Distribution of Inputs for Spraying Banana

This morning the distribution of fungicides began, to counterattack the black Sigatoka in banana plantations. This resolution was provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fishing (MAGAP). According to the documentation, the fungicide will be distributed...
Banana plantations are lost and promised fumigation never arrived

Banana plantations are lost and promised fumigation never arrived

National banana producers feel concerned that the free fumigation process that was offered to some farms will never arrive, even though Javier Ponce, Agriculture Minister announced it started on 20 and 30 August. One days before the emergency time ends, hundreds of Guayas and El...

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...
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Ecuadorian Banana Production Faces Problems

The long negotiations with the European Union (EU), the advantage that Colombia had following the signing of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with U.S. and the fee raise made by Panama for the use of the canal worry agricultural exporters of bananas in Ecuador. On the latter subject,...
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Banana Industry: Guatemala and Peru new competitors of Ecuador

Ecuador‘s banana sector is affected in the global market of the fruit due to two strong competitors. Guatemala and Peru have become a threat to the country in the production and marketing of conventional and organic bananas. Although Costa Rica and Colombia have been the...

Ecuador will do its Banana Shipment Plan Via Web

In Ecuador, the new web Unibanano, in its first phase, will help when developing plans for shipment via Internet, providing banana exporters entering this information in real time. In the case of those exporters who are adapting their systems to the new web tool, the Ministry of...
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