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Montevideo, May 20th 2024 - 05:06 UTC

Agriculture

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    Paraguay's incipient pig farming exported 5,500 tons of pork to Taiwan in 2023

    Paraguay pork exports, including offal, reached 7,689 tons in 2023. This signifies a substantial increase of 541% compared to 2022, when only 1,184 tons were shipped.

    Following on the opening of the Taiwanese market for Paraguay pork exports, 2023 finished with a remarkable growth of 550%, over 2022, both in volume and value. Paraguay is one of the very few countries in the world that still has full diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Second victim dies of equine encephalitis in Argentina

    All 10 cases in the province of Buenos Aires required hospitalization, with only four of them discharged so far

    Health authorities in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires Thursday confirmed the first death due to Western equine encephalitis in the territory which was also the second nationwide. The victim was a 74-year-old woman with comorbidities from a semi-rural area. All 10 cases in the province -in General Viamonte, Junín, Leandro N. Alem, Arrecifes, Baradero, La Plata, Ramallo, Campana, and Bragado- required hospitalization, with only four of them discharged so far.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    US farmers and beef lobbies want to stop the import of fresh meat from Paraguay

    Senators Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, and Jon Tester, D-Montana, announced they would file a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the decision

    A wide ranging alliance of US government officials, cattle farmers and beef organizations gathered to strongly oppose the purchase and import of fresh beef from Paraguay, but a final ruling from the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service decided in favor of the Mercosur country member. The decision became effective last December 14 and opens the doors to the Paraguayan produce.

  • Friday, January 5th 2024 - 10:19 UTC

    Paraguayan pork exports record significant increase

    The main destinations were Taiwan, Uruguay and Georgia

    According to a report from Paraguay's National Service of Animal Quality and Health (Senacsa) released this week in Asunción, pork exports have been recording growing numbers since 2019 and reached a 173% increase from 2022 to 2023.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Argentina lifts restrictions on beef exports

    Before the restrictions, beef exports in 2020 amounted to one million tons

    The Argentine Government of President Javier Milei has authorized the export of seven “popular cuts” of beef which had been banned from sales abroad under Alberto Fernández, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Chilean gov't extends agricultural emergency

    The measure “allows us to support the most affected sectors,” Minister Valenzuela explained

    Chile's Government Friday announced it was extending the agricultural emergency stemming from a water deficit due to poor rains, it was reported in Santiago. With this measure, authorities may keep up the aid to producers from Atacama to Magallanes until Sept. 30, 2024.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Lula enacts so-called “poison law” in Brazil

    Brazil is the largest consumer of pesticides worldwide

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday signed into law the so-called “pesticides bill” easing down restrictions on the use of those chemicals, albeit with partial vetoes, it was reported in Brasilia.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Saudi Arabia gives green light to Paraguayan meat exports

    Mexico, South Korea, and Japan could soon join the list of countries buying Paraguayan beef

    Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has given the green light to the purchase of beef from Paraguay after a successful audit, the South American country's National Service for Animal Quality and Health (Senacsa) announced Monday in Asunción.

  • Friday, December 15th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Paraguayan exports grow 24% driven by agriculture

    Ostfield congratulated Paraguayan meat producers for being accepted into the US market

    In the first eleven months of 2023, Paraguayan exports amounted to US$ 15.8787 billion, which represented a 24% interannual growth, it was reported in Asunción. The improvement was significantly explained by higher shipments of soybeans, rice, and soybean meal, which accounted for 69.3% of the sales abroad, reaching US$ 11,001.6 million, a 19.1% increase from November 2022.

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    More than 320 cases of equine encephalomyelitis detected in 7 Argentine provinces

    Vaccines are available, Senasa said

    Argentine health authorities have confirmed the detection of over 320 cases of equine encephalomyelitis, a malady that is transmitted through mosquito bites and is spreading rapidly nationwide and also onto neighboring Uruguay.