Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean



5.1 earthquake jolts Ecuador coast

In 2016, a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Ecuador, causing widespread damage to lives and properties.
Compliance sign

Ecuador and Nicaragua Strengthen Commercial Ties

Once fully applied, this agreement will open up markets on both sides as well as increase the stability and predictability of the trade.

INIAF confiscates 7.5 tons of illegal seeds in Bolivia and announces greater control

Facing the entrance of illegal seeds, the state entity will reinforce controls in various areas of the department in order to prevent [...]
Food supply shortage in Venezuela

Venezuela only produces 30% of the food needed to maintain its population

The Confederation of Associations of Agricultural Producers of Venezuela (Fedeagro) warned that the new Law on Agreed Prices will lead to a further [...]
Alga Macrocystis pyrifera

Bioremediation: an alternative for recovering polluted bays

A project focused on algal bioremediation in Valparaíso, Chile, has been successful.
Man in Santander, Colombia

Improved formulas for land administration, a pathway to reactivate Colombian rural development

The measures adopted in the Peace Process have opened the door to revitalize the land administration system, reinforcing the rights and dignifying [...]
A man throwing food to the pelicans in Peru

Fishing exports in Peru make a recovery, increasing by 48%

This data includes the first 9 months of the year. The anchovy is still one of the leading products. 
Garbage cans full of food

Ecuador forms a network for the prevention and reduction of food waste

Representatives of government, international cooperation, academy and civil society participated in a workshop to exchange experiences with the goal of reducing food loss.  [...]
Child walking down the street in Potosí, Bolivia

Bolivian government invests in the Potosí productive sector

This is part of the Territorial Economic Development with Inclusion project, which has provided support to the area since 2013 with an [...]
A mother in the indigenous community of Macedonia, in the Colombian Amazon teaching her son how to read and write

Initial agreement forged between indigenous communities and the Colombian government

Indigenous groups cleared out of the Pan-American Highway, where they had been standing their ground for days, after reaching a preliminary agreement [...]