News Article – : The largest organic nursery in Central America opens in Coclé

El vivero orgánico más grande de Centroamérica fue inaugurado en Coclé. Foto/Mida.

Nimay González | 5 sep 201808.37pm

With the aim of proposing a new culture focused on agriculture with innovation and technology, on Wednesday the inauguration of the largest organic nursery in Central America took place.

This nursery is located in El Olivo de Natá, in the province of Coclé, and consists of a Simply Natural Farm project, which in addition to promoting organic production in Panama, will expand and strengthen the quality of fruit growing, to increase the export of the national product outside the borders.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) details that this project, in which more than 4 million dollars were invested, will produce seedlings with high genetics, has state-of-the-art technology from Israel and the United States, and has an additional labor force. of 200 people from the Coclesan region. He stressed that the nursery has seven hectares arranged for controlled agriculture where more than 100 thousand organic fruit plants, including mangoes and citrus fruits, as well as cucurbits, are produced per hectare.

“There are more than 10 companies from Israel and the United States that have brought their technology, exchanged their knowledge and experiences with Panamanian producers and with ministry technicians and we have made a natural synergy of unity to promote the tropical fruit culture of perennial cultivation”, he highlighted. the holder of the Measure, Eduardo Carles. He added that the government through the Mida is supporting the producer in this case who is dedicated to fruit growing under the Law 25 of Agricultural Transformation, because they approved 8 regulations to support fruit production in Panama.

It should be noted that within the framework of the inauguration, the placing of the Panama Exporta seal was carried out on two pallets of premium product, one of organic banana and the other of organic lemon, with which Simply Natural becomes the 25th company in marketing its products in the international market under the country brand.