Despite the health crisis that has led to the confinement of thousands of families, bananas continue to emerge on the markets of international destinations.
The Banana Export and Marketing Association (Acorbanec) highlighted that despite certain drawbacks the fruit is being exported.
There are actors in the chain, such as truck drivers, and certain workers and service providers, such as dock crews in some port terminals, who have been absent, but production is embarking, says the guild’s executive director, Richard Salazar. Fast.
EXPRESO newspaper confirmed with producers in the province of Los Ríos, who noted that although the price is only $ 5 per box, all the fruit is being harvested.
Instead, what the aquaculturists are asking the most is who is buying shrimp in Guayas, Manabí, El Oro? And many have no answers.
The shrimp farmers suggest that the packing and exporting companies receive the product and store it in their huge refrigerators to avoid the losses of the producers.
And this can help a lot, since also the crops tend to be reduced, when hundreds of them are not replanting, because they also have 35 days to receive payment from the buying companies.
The problem is the logistics chain that makes up this sector, which is not only made up of truckers, stevedores and port servers, but also security guards, boatmen who take the product from the shrimp farms in the Gulf of Guayaquil or from the Jambelí Archipelago in El Gold.
Shrimp and bananas are the main export goods of Ecuador.