Coffee Productivity Improvement Program

The Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES), has presented a study entitled "Program For Improvement of Coffee Production for Small and Medium Producers."

Friday, May 18, 2012

From the press release by FUNIDES:

The Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES), presents the study "Program For Improvement of Coffee Production for Small and Medium Producers (May 2012)" prepared in July by the consultants Julio Solórzano Lanzas and Félix Cáceres Trujillo.

As a contribution towards the improvement of productivity and profitability of small and medium coffee growers in the country, the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES), sponsored by the Association of Coffee Exporters of Nicaragua (EXCAN) and CISA Mercon Coffee Group, presented on Friday 18 May, a proposal for a Program For Improvement of Coffee Production for Small and Medium Producers.

On giving the welcoming remarks, the President of FUNIDES, José Antonio Baltodano stressed that FUNIDES is emphasizing the need to accelerate our economic growth to 7 percent a year in order to improve the welfare of Nicaraguans, create more and better jobs and see a faster reduction of poverty. "To achieve these objectives, we need to increase our per capita investment and most importantly, increase the productivity of the economy, ie the efficiency in which we use our resources, whether human, land, buildings or of machinery and equipment", he said.

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