The government's proposal includes land titling, road improvements in production areas, international promotion and funding and technical assistance for producers.
From a statement issued by the Government of the Republic of Honduras:
President Juan Orlando Hernández signed on Tuesday, in the Francisco Morazán room at Government House, two agreements to develop and promote the coffee industry in the country in terms of land titling and improving the roads leading to the farms which produce coffee.
A difference of 400 million quintals from the previous projections (1.9 million) and the final export figures (2.3 million) suggest grain smuggling from Honduras.
An article in Prensa.com.ni reports that, according to statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (Cetrex), the 2011-2012 coffeeharvest was 2.3 million quintals, well above the 2.09 million of the previous harvest, and 400 million quintals above earlier projections of the harvest, which was of 1.900 million quintals.
The Nicaraguan coffee harvest of 2011-2012, has reached the target set by the National Production Plan.
Official closing data points to 2.2 million quintals surpassing the 2.15 million expected despite the losses suffered by the sector due to adverse weather conditions, said Juan Ramón Obregón, executive secretary of the National Coffee Council (CONACAFE).
The National Coffee Council has proposed adding value to coffee by developing infrastructure for roasting and grinding the grain.
The National Coffee Council (Conacafe), a partnership in which the government, producers and marketers participate, has revealed plans to boost the coffee processing industry in Nicaragua, giving added value to the sector.
Heavy rains may affect crops of coffee beans and sugar cane.
Producers have been reporting serious effects on the roads leading to plantations and significant problems on the inner walkways, which will makes access to the crops and their removal at harvest time difficult.
The country’s main export product is left without a voice or vote in the international organization, and is at risk of being left out of development projects.
The debt held by the country for payments as a member of the organization is close to $200 000, and jeopardizes participation in development projects promoted by the International Coffee Organization (OIC in Spanish).
Domestic coffee consumption has increased from 300.000 yearly quintals to 400.000.
Walter Navas, executive secretary at Conacafe (National Coffee Council), commented that this increase has boosted coffee production. He affirmed their estimate of 1.8 million quintals for the current coffee season.
The National Coffee Commission foresees a decline of $100 million in export values for the 2008 - 2009 cycle.
Walter Navas, Director of Conacafé informed Elperiodico.com.ni: "It is estimated that 1.3 million quintals of coffee will exported this year, while the previous harvest allowed the foreign sale of 2 million quintals. About $150 million in exports will be generated by the 2009 - 2010 harvest, while the previous cycle, he said, produced $262 million."
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