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.

Pérez added that, "if Nicaragua can capture 2% or 3% of the world's robusta market would equate to the sale of two million hundredweight and generate $140 million worth of foreign exchange".



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Coffee in Guatemala: Bet on Robusta Variety

August 2017

The coffee growers' association intends to promote planting of the Robusta variety, which generates better yields at a lower cost of production than Arabica coffee.

As a new measure to increase productivity of the sector, the National Coffee Association is proposing sowing the grain in areas where it has not been used un until now, such as conflict areas or those in the lower parts of the country.

Nicaragua: Plans for Robusta Coffee

February 2017

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%.

After authorization was given in December for extensive planting of this variety in seven departments in the Pacific and in the autonomous regions of the Northern and Southern Caribbean, except Waslala, the group Mercon Coffee Group is preparing to start cultivation and expects to collect in this first harvest about 40,000 hundredweight.

Coffee Not Growing in Nicaragua

June 2015

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.

Production has stagnated, with figures close to two million hundredweight for the past three years, surpassed by Guatemala and Honduras, with production levels 4 and 6 million respectively.

Robusta Planted in Nicaraguan Lowlands

September 2013

The government will promote the development of coffee in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region based on the robusta variety.

Bayardo Arce, economic affairs adviser to the President, explained that the promotion of the cultivation of this variety of coffee is a consensus decision and will be included within the National Program for Transformation and Development of Coffee Plantations (PNTDC).

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