Honduras Forecasts Increase in Coffee Plantations

Honduras, the second largest coffee producer in Central America after Guatemala, is predicting that production will rise to 4.6 million 60 kg sacks by the 2012/13 season.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The country is expecting harvests to increase by 6.4% in 2010/11 to 3.83 million sacks with new or renewed plantations, Marcial Flores, manager of Honduran coffee institute, IHCAFE, told Reuters in an interview.

"I think we can reach 4.22 million, taking into consideration the impact of climate conditions and the fact that at least 770,000 sacks are lost each year due to theft," indicates Miguel Pon, executive director of the Honduran association of coffee exporters (Adecafeh) according to Elsalvador.com.

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