Floods in Chapare caused losses of more than $1 million for agricultural producers due to damage to 2,500 hectares of crops. Of this area, 2,000 hectares correspond to banana production. The injury also includes palm heart, pineapple, cassava, citrus and rice crops over at least 500 hectares.
The Cercado Municipal Council approved yesterday the Contingency Law for Covid-19, allowing the Mayor's Office to have around Bs 38 million ($5.45 mn) to purchase supplies and hire health personnel and equip different hospitals.
The international price of soybeans and its derivatives exceeded $600 per ton, benefiting the value of exports and foreign exchange earnings. The industry is asking to take advantage of this situation to compensate for the fall in hydrocarbons. In the first quarter of this year, external sales of soybeans and derivatives totalled $241.4 million, 48% more than in the same period of 2020 and representing 11% of exports.