Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Image of Haiti after tropical storm Hanna, in 2008.

Mesoamerica and the Caribbean build resilience in the eye of the storm

With fertile soil and a favorable climate, Central America and the Caribbean are in a unique position to supply agricultural products to [...]
Sign for food labeling during a protest in Chile (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Food labeling in Latin America and the Caribbean: interventionism or a necessary fight against malnutrition?

The arrival of new, more aggressive nutritional information policies marks a turning point the degree of intervention of many countries in the [...]
Destroyed home in Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico.

The World Bank gives the green light to $150 million in aid for Mexico after the earthquake

The money will be transferred from the World Bank to Mexico's Fund for Natural Disasters (FONDEN), which will provide support for reconstruction [...]
Wheat fields

Argentina will export wheat to Mexico for the first time

After a phytosanitary agreement signed between the two governments, the countries will begin to trade 30,000 tons of wheat in December. [...]
Rescue teams in Mexico City after the September 21st earthquake.

Mexico seeks support for the reconstruction process from the World Bank

Luis Felipe Puente, National Coordinator of Civil Protection, met with Gregor Wolf, the World Bank's Program Leader for Sustainable Development, earlier this week.  [...]
Colorado River

U.S. and Mexico update pact on sharing Colorado River water

The water saved by the improvements to this agreement would be shared by users in both nations in addition to environmental restoration [...]
Fountain in Mexico City

The World Bank supports water security in the Valley of Mexico

The Valley of Mexico's water supply system, known as the Cutzamala system, requires a comprehensive program to face issues of scarcity and [...]
Rescue operation following the earthquake in Mexico City

Powerful 7.1 Quake Devastates Central Mexico

There are hundreds of victims in the 5 affected states. As many as 4.6 million homes, businesses and other facilities have lost electricity. [...]
Rain at Copilco Station, Mexico City

Major losses in basic crops due to heavy rains in Mexico

The rainfall has hit hard in twelve Mexican states, affecting corn, pineapple, papaya, banana, and beans, among other crops.
Mexican farmers Porfirio and Josefina show the plant matter that covers the soil beneath their crop.

Agriculture brings Mexico more foreign currency than petroleum, tourism and remittances

According to the Secretary of Agriculture, agriculture is a decisive resource for Mexico; not considering, however, the expansion of support programs.
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