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Melon growers in Honduras count $40 million cost of losses due to heavy rain

Monday, October 11, 2010


Honduras will lose $40 million in foreign exchange in melon exports, due to a two-month delay in the planting process, caused by heavy rains during the 2010-2011 season.

According to growers, the crop areas are saturated with water, making it impossible to prepare the soil.

More than 20,000 people, most of them women, have lost their jobs as a result.

 

Original source: Fresh Plaza