Asia banana fungus could reach Latin America, warns UN

The fungus Fusarium Wilt TR4, which affects banana is spreading by crops in Africa, Asia, Middle East and could reach Latin America crops thus warned the United Nations Organization for food and Agriculture (FAO) to producers of this fruit. There is no treatment for fungus and...
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Alvaro Noboa request videoconference with the leader of the Ecuadorian regime

From abroad, Alvaro Noboa contacted the Ecuadorian media to report his request to the regime leader, Rafael Correa, to carry out  a video call in order to discuss his proposal for a solution to the situation of  Bananera Noboa Exporting Company. The Ecuadorian businessman...

EU and Latin America Put an End to the ‘Banana War’

Yesterday the European Union (EU) and eleven Latin American countries signed in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, a “historical” agreement that formally closes the commercial conflict of banana, in a dispute that lasted more than two decades and damaged continental...
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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...
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Banana Producers Expect Another Government Purchase

Impatient small and medium banana producers are expecting a second round of fruit purchase from the government in the same previous mode, through the collection center Mariscal Sucre, in Guayas province. Farmers have sold few banana clusters to the Ministry of Agriculture,...

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...

Ecuadorian Sees the Initial Banana Purchase with Uncertainty

Today the small and medium banana producers of El Oro accepted the government announcement of buying banana clusters at $3 for those with over demand. They believe this commitment would start working during next week. Agricultures still don’t know with exactitude how the entire...