The Potential of Salvadoran Agriculture
Taking Chile as an example, Salvadoran agriculture must modernize and work with a business mindset, investing in technology and innovation.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mario Salaverría, president of the Sugar Association, commented that the sector needs to eradicate plagues and diseases, to avoid being held back by international food safety barriers.
The elimination of classical swine fever and avian salmonellosis has made the Aztec country a stronger competitor in pork and poultry in international markets.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared the country as free of classic swine fever (PPC).
The Salvadoran Ministry of Livestock has closed the borders to Guatemalan pork due to an outbreak of classical swine fever in that country.
Following the government's self declaration, negotiations with trading partners have been announced to resume the export of live pigs, pork products and by-products, especially to Central America.
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