Maduro estimates overconsumption at 30%
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will award Venezuela for its advances in food
Said progress is hallmarked by three fundamental areas for people's development: more food availability or higher calories consumption, and reduced hunger and children's malnutrition, AVN cited.
Regarding shortage in the country, the Venezuelan Head of State attributed the issue to overconsumption.
"Consumption jumped 30% with respect to regular periods in previous months. Why? For two reasons: there is overconsumption due to people's purchasing power and the other (reason) is the (shortage) campaign." Maduro added that there was no economy in the world exempted from "the speculative attacks of commercial psychosis."
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.