The strong winds caused by the rains last week caused millions in losses for the banana production of La Lima. Among the 19 members of the National Association of Banana Producers (Aprobana), the Agricultural Cooperative Farm, El Triunfo Limitada, was the most affected. There were damages in 14,689 plants, enough to fill 15 containers worth $89,235 dollars or more than two million lempiras. El Triunfo, which is 45 years old and has 20 partners, has been covered by an insurance policy that will pay them $2 per plant, which will allow them to have money to invest in the renovation of the property, taking into account that the yield per hectare is 1,730 plants.
Producer of rambutan who can't remember having seen a season as bad as this one in his 14 years of being in this activity. Like him, dozens of farmers are expecting a reduction in the volume of their crops because of the drought in Honduras. Rambutan production rose since the Honduran Agricultural Research Foundation (FHIA) compelled varieties with increased resistance and grafts a little more than two decades ago.
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