And while NEMO cranks out those supplies, there is some good news also from the papaya industry. Today Gilberto Vivas the manager of Fruta Bomba in Belize took us to two papaya fields: one that can be saved and one that is a write off. He told us that 50% of the 1,200 acres under production can be saved, and 50% must be written off. But he stressed, there's no need for panic.
Gilberto Rivas, Manager - Fruta Bomba Ltd.
"We more or less can say that 50% of our fields are gone. 50% of the young fields from, I would say six months or lower, are salvageable and we will be working hard for a recovery in three to four months when we will start exporting again. This company is going to recover and we might come even stronger."