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The Government and the banana growers agree to create a contingency fund and stop new plantings

The Minister of Agriculture, Pedro Álava and seven representatives of the country’s banana sector signed an act last Wednesday, April 13, 2022, listing 8 reforms that they commit to execute for the well-being of the industry. Although the agreement includes some requests...
Posted On 14 Apr 2022
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Banana producers deny alleged agreement with authorities, maintain protest in El Oro and seek to reincorporate Guayas and Los Ríos

For the fourth consecutive day, banana producers have closed roads in the province of El Oro, one of the main producers of the fruit along with Guayas and Los Ríos. The voices of protest and claim for the crisis that the sector is going through due to the fruit that has stopped...
Posted On 14 Apr 2022
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Russian closure racks up $30.8 million loss for local bananas

The banana industry continues adding losses, due to the commercial complications that have been generated as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine, both countries, before the war, absorbed up to 25% of the exported fruit. According to an update of figures from the...
Posted On 13 Apr 2022
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First well of the Ishpingo field adds to Ecuador’s oil production with 3,600 barrels per day

The Government opened this Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the valve of well A5 -on the platform of the Ishpingo field- and from which a production of 3,600 barrels of oil per day is expected. The opening of this first well was in charge of the President of the Republic, Guillermo...
Posted On 13 Apr 2022
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South Africa supplies Ecuador with a variety of bananas, tolerant to fusarium

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock made official the arrival of banana plants of the Cavendish somaclonal variety, called Formosana GCTCV-218 , a species that is tolerant to Fusarium Race 4 Tropical (Foc R4T), a fungus that has not yet been detected in Ecuador. This...
Posted On 12 Apr 2022
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Buyers from 23 countries meet at the virtual fair Ecuador Food Fair, with the circular economy as the axis

The Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor) inaugurated this Tuesday the third edition of the Ecuador Food Fair, which was born in 2020 as a response from the sector to maintain contact with its international markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which will be...
Posted On 12 Apr 2022
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Some roads in Guayas, Los Ríos and El Oro woke up blocked by banana growers impacted by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

This Monday, April 11, several roads in the main banana provinces of the country: Guayas, Los Ríos and El Oro , were blocked by producers who left their farms to protest the current situation of the commercialization of the fruit due to the impact of the war between Russia and...
Posted On 11 Apr 2022
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Ecuadorian banana uses German showcase to promote itself

Until this Thursday, April 7, 2022, ten Ecuadorian companies are participating in Fruit Logística, a fair that takes place in Berlin (Germany) and is one of the most emblematic for learning about the global supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. In hall 23, of the fairgrounds, is...
Posted On 08 Apr 2022
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Ecuador will receive 4,600 fusarium-tolerant banana plants

Ecuador will receive this Thursday, April 7, 4,600 banana plants called Formosana GCTCV-218, a Cavendish-type variety, tolerant to Fusarium Race 4 Tropical (Foc R4T), the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Pedro Álava, reported on Wednesday. The two packages with the plants...
Posted On 07 Apr 2022
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Government signed five new investment contracts for more than $370 million

The companies Gisis, Limbomar, Produmar, Project1835 and Envapress signed on Wednesday -April 6- investment contracts with the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries for more than $370 million. “We have just signed five investment contracts for more than...
Posted On 07 Apr 2022
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