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Feb 11, 2016

Agriculture C.E.O. Responds to Allegations of Industries in Crisis

Jose Alpuche

While Briceño says that the agriculture sector is taking a hit, the Ministry of Agriculture does not agree. Notwithstanding, late last year, Meridian Enterprises in the banana industry closed its doors, leaving over a thousand workers without jobs. In the shrimp industry, farms had to be closed down because of an infection. But C.E.O. Jose Alpuche the sector is on the rebound.


Jose Alpuche, C.E.O., Ministry of Agriculture

“Bananas has not shut down; one operation, one farm in the banana industry has been closed due to concerns beyond our control. We have attempted to see how we can help that enterprise to transition and for it to be able to operate, but the decisions need to be taken at the enterprise level to allow them to operate. But we’ve done our best to try and have that work. As it relates to shrimp, we have an ongoing dialogue with the sector. We’ve had some delays with the restocking of the bonds with the genetic material that they are bringing in, but there is every confidence that shrimp will, closer towards the end of this year, come back into full operation. Agriculture is a risky business. Our job right now is to provide the economy space, the economic environment, in which these private sector investors can reinvest and can indeed come back into production.”

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1 Response for “Agriculture C.E.O. Responds to Allegations of Industries in Crisis”

  1. Rod says:

    Owhat an incompetent boob .

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