Funding for Coffee Plantation Renovation Delayed

The $286 million credit granted by CABEI to renovate coffee plantations in Guatemala has not yet been approved by local authorities, so resources would only be available in the second half of 2020.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The financing approved at the beginning of November by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will be used to renovate the country's coffee park by replacing plants damaged by pests and diseases or older plants that can reverse productivity losses because of the aging of plantations and the effects of rust, estimating the renewal of approximately 19.9% of the Guatemalan coffee park.

Regarding the pending loan process, Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "... The Monetary Board must issue an opinion on the monetary effect of contracting the loan and then the Executive must transfer it to the Congress of the Republic for the subscription to be approved. From this account the authorities estimate that it will be for the second semester that there will be the availability of resources for coffee growers."

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Luisa Fernanda Correa, manager of the National Coffee Association (Anacafe), explained that "... with this loan and the extension approved last April of the financial support trust term for Guatemalan coffee producers, they contribute to the reactivation of the economy and development of the country."

The projection for the 2019-2020 harvest is to reach between 4.4 and 4.5 million quintals, but the following could be less because of the effect of plantation management.

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