Honduras expects melon exports to rise 14%

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Honduras expects melon exports to rise 14%

Honduras might not be the world’s largest melon producer, but the Central American nation expects to boost exports of the fruit by 14% this year, reported Hondudiario.com.

An executive from agricultural business Agrolíbano told the news website that at least 4,000 melon containers would be headed for the U.S., Europe and Hong Kong.

Agrolíbano executive director Pamela Molina said the export figure was greater than last year’s figure of 3,500 containers, but did not specify the number of melons that will be exported during the harvest, which ends in May.

The site reported that there have been recent inspections of Honduran melon crops by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Agrolíbano manager Óscar Molina told local newspaper El Heraldo earlier this month that the business had been forced to make bold business decisions due to lack of clear government policies towards investment attraction.

“I feel that the government is focused on resolving issues that truly do not add real value to job creation and the attraction of investments,” he was quoted as saying.

Photo: Flickr, Muffet

Source: www.freshfruitportal.com

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