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The hard way to lower the chemical load in bananas

The transition has been taking place silently since 2020, but the effect generated by complying with the order of European buyers, to lower the chemical load in the banana production process, is beginning to generate concern in this sector. In some cases, it has become difficult...
Posted On 17 Jan 2022
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The Spanish company Indra acquires the Ecuadorian payment operator Credimatic

The Spanish technology company Indra, through its company Minsait Payments, has acquired 100% of Credimatic, one of the leading payment operators in Ecuador. Indra informed this Monday of the operation, although it did not reveal the amount. Simultaneously, 10-year service...
Posted On 17 Jan 2022
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Seven countries urge supermarkets and shipping companies to assume the rise in banana costs

A joint position against the high production costs of musaceae and actions to fight against the phytosanitary threat of Fusarium Race 4 Tropical (Foc R4T) was agreed by the Ministers of Agriculture of Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and the Dominican Republic,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2022
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Former US President Bill Clinton will be a witness of honor at the signing of the decree of the new protected area in Galapagos

From the Sierra Negra ship, in Puerto Ayora Bay, President Guillermo Lasso will sign the executive decree making official the expansion of the Galapagos marine reserve by 60,000 square kilometers, which was announced by the president in November of last year during the climate...
Posted On 14 Jan 2022
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High inflation in the United States could generate an increase in prices of imported goods in Ecuador

The United States registered 7.0% inflation in 2021, that is, the highest since 1982. And with this, energy prices in that country rise to 29.3%, food by 6.3%, according to the CPI index. The indicator is a concern for US President Joe Biden, who promised to stop the inflationary...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022
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Ministers agree to promote, before international markets, an amount of compensation for banana producers and exporters due to rising costs

The Ministers of Agriculture of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Ecuador; and the delegates from the Dominican Republic and Panama agreed to promote an amount of compensation, before international markets, for banana producers and exporters from their countries....
Posted On 13 Jan 2022
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COVID-19: The daily positivity of cases rises to 54.32% in Ecuador, one of the highest registered in the pandemic so far

The latest report of new cases of COVID-19 prepared by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reveals that only last Monday there were 4,253 infections throughout the country, with a positivity of 54.32% of the samples taken on that date. Of a total of 9,341 new cases reported in...
Posted On 13 Jan 2022
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The World Bank moderates its growth projection for Ecuador in 2022 to 3.1%

The World Bank presented its update of the global growth projections on January 11, 2022. In the case of Ecuador, the agency estimates that the Ecuadorian economy grew 3.9% at the end of 2021. Previously, in October, it had calculated 3%. While for 2022 it foresees a growth of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022
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Captive-bred giant tortoises return to their habitat on Galapagos Isabela Island

A group of giant tortoises raised in captivity on Isabela Island of the Galapagos archipelago were returned to their natural habitat in an inaccessible area of ​​the Sierra Negra volcano, the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition reported on Wednesday. In...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022
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Guillermo Lasso will visit China to renegotiate the debt and strengthen ties

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso will make an official visit to China in February, coinciding with the Winter Olympics, with which he will try to renegotiate the debt of more than 5,000 million dollars with that country and strengthen bilateral relations. This was confirmed...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022
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