The price of a box of bananas will rise 33 cents next year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Magap for its Spanish acronym) set at USD 6.55 the new price for a box of bananas for export. That price shall apply from January 1, 2015 until December of that year. The value was established based on the banana box of 43 pounds, which...

Gas station next to the old MAGAP building was closed

The former building of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP for its Spanish acronym) located at the beginning of the Machala street, one of the most used in Guayaquil, has been demolished by a 90%, so the parallel works already begun to the...
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Reforestation covers 9,000 hectares

The program of reforestation for commercial purposes developed by the Ministry of Agriculture (Magap), since last January, in order to take advantage of lands that are not being productive, is beginning to bear fruit. The project comprises about 9.000 hectares that have been...
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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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Ashes from Tungurahua Volcano Generate Higher Prices of Vegetables

The ashes that are thrown from the Tungurahua Volcano has affected crops in the villages near the colossus, leaving increases between 5% and 50% in the prices of products coming from the central highlands. The price increase is noticeable in the Groceries Transfer Terminal at...
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Volcanic Ash Damages Crops

The Tungurahua volcano has been rated by experts as a moderate-high activity volcano, since it shows lava and ash. The harmful effects of the ash are currently affecting, with more intensity, the agricultural area, according to a preliminary assessment of the Ministry of...
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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,...
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