Food import in Colombia increased 7.4 percentStaff writer ▼ | January 19, 2016
Colombia's food import levels increased by a 7.4 percent by the end of 2015, president of the farmers society Rafael Mejia said.
LatAm 75% of imports in Colombia are focused on four basic products
Mejia said that 75 percent of imports are focused on four basic products like wheat, corn, soy and soy derivate.
In view of the existing situation, Mejia said it is necessary to intensify the sowing, take measures to make a rational use of water and establish a tax reform that protects farmers.
He added that the severe drought and weather events have affected flower exports, which decreased by a 50 percent in comparison to the same period in 2015. Meanwhile, exports of traditional products like coffee and banana have also started to decrease. ■