Nicaragua to Plant Robusta Coffee
The Coffee Exporters association (Excan) is backing the planting of this grain, arguing that there is a "real opportunity" to diversify crops.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Cony Pérez, the Association's general manager, added that robusta coffee production satisfies medium-term internal demand as well possibly being exported internationally in the long term.
The government will promote the development of coffee in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region based on the robusta variety.
It has been noted that lack of a national policy for development of the sector in the long term has prevented more than 2 million hundredweight from being produced on average every year since 2000.
Projections for the 2016/17 harvest are for 40 million hundredweight of the robusta variety, and that the harvest in 2017/18 cycle will increase by 30%.
The variety can only be planted in some areas of the South Atlantic Autonomous Region and the North Atlantic Autonomous Region.
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