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.
The variety can only be planted in some areas of the South Atlantic Autonomous Region and the North Atlantic Autonomous Region.
About 20 thousand acres are to be planted with the grain in the next few years, in order to produce up to one million quintals of coffee.
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