Representatives of the Dutch company signed an agrement of collaboration to accompany the cooperative coffee organizations in applying the Quality Management System under the ISO 9001/2000 model.
This system is used to improve the functioning of organizations, in this case the small and medium-sized coffee-growers, to prepare them for the constant changes and demands of the international market.
CEI, the Nicaraguan Center for Exports, closed an agreement with the Millennium Challenge Account to assist growers from the country’s west.
Five thousand farmers from the provinces of León and Chinandega will be trained to improve the quality of their crops and will receive assistance to identify international market opportunities for their products.
The signed amendment will allow a wider participation of governments in different projects.
That Agreement was signed aiming at defining a set of basic principles on which to establish a framework to facilitate trade between the two countries on various trade policies like promotion of goods and services, logistics and marketing, international trade integration, among others.
Both countries seek to improve bilateral relationships with this agreement, which comprises trade and cooperation topics.
The presidents of both countries are expected to sign it in Oscar Arias' official visit to Panama.
"Before the presidential encounter, chancellors from the two countries will preside the III Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism, in order to review political, commercial, cooperation, customs and transportation issues", reported Univision.com.
The project seeks to strengthen small and medium producers of agricultural technology and aid 5.000 small farmers.
The funds will be administered by the Foundation for Technological Development for Agriculture and Forestry of Nicaragua (FUNICA).
Laprensa.com.ni reports, "Resident Director of the Swiss Cooperation Agency in Central America (SDC), Peter Bischof, was confident that this second phase will achieve results similar to the initial stage of the project, which saw 45 companies and technology services attend to 22 thousand producers, bringing them affordable technology. "
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