Antonio Noguera is a small farmer from the Formosan town of Laguna Naineck and his banana production was affected by the frosts that occurred in recent days and he asks for help to continue with the activity.
The producer owns two hectares of bananas and the severe frosts practically destroyed their entire production.
“I want help from our governor (Gildo Insfrán) to be able to continue with banana production. It’s what I like to do and the truth is that the frost hit a lot“He said in a video that circulated on the networks.
Bananas affected by frost.
As he commented, he had about 3,000 boxes to harvest but he only managed to sell 500 to 200 pesos. “That is very little,” Noguera added about his situation.
In this context, from the Argentine Agrarian Federation, Laguna Naineck subsidiary, they asked Gildo Insfrán through a letter to decree the declaration of Agricultural Emergency for all banana production in the province of Formosa, given the data caused by the intense frosts that fell in June and July. “According to the entity’s calculations, the weather had an impact on production and production capacity this year by 70%.
“The intense frosts fell in full production and burned fruits that were ready to be harvested as well as burned fruits that were in full development for future harvesting,” they highlighted in the letter sent to the Governor.