275 hectares of rice have been affected by bad weather
Approximately 275 hectares of rice have been affected as a result of the bad weather conditions registered in recent days, as reported this Friday by the Minister of Agricultural Development of Panama, Augusto Valderrama.
He added that in the same way there are damages in the areas where they grow vegetables and legumes.
We do have information on at least 275 hectares of rice, in the Soná area there was also damage in the onion area, in the potato area, and above all, I think the first thing that will be affected are the areas of legumes, especially green leaves, celery, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and other products, indicated Valderrama.
Faced with this situation, he expressed the Government's support for the products and explained that the mechanisms are being evaluated to repair the entry roads to the productive regions in order to get the products out.
Our idea is to support the agricultural sector as we have done throughout this year and four months, we are going to continue supporting them and we are also seeing the effect it will have on food production and trying to quickly fix the road to be able to get the products that can be found in the harvest areas of Volcán where we have three postharvest areas and there are products, he said.
He added that the Government will have to take some actions, such as quickly speed up the clearance of the roads so that we can get there and see the products that may leave and the other if there is a need to import some products in a responsible way so that the consumer It is not affected that there is no price speculation at this difficult time and above all supply the local market as we have done in this eight months of pandemic.
It is worth mentioning that the climatic conditions registered in recent days have generated floods and landslides in some regions of the country, mainly in Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, Veraguas, Coclé, among others.