Plans for Coffee in Nicaragua

Government and representatives of the sector have announced the creation of a work commission that will focus on defining new strategies to boost the coffee activity in the country.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Representatives from the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) and coffee producers held a session in which they agreed to work together on various issues that impact on the activity of the sector, among which, are the effects caused by pests.

See "Central America: Price of export coffee drops 33%"

Regarding the meeting that was held between both sectors, Elnuevodiario.com.ni reported that " ...The meeting of the Government's Production, Consumption and Trade System with coffee growers was considered 'productive' and 'fruitful', both by the BCN's president and by coffee farmer representatives, who in previous days had requested a meeting with the country 's authorities to highlight various situations that are affecting the sector, located mainly in the north of Nicaragua."

See also: "Crop Monitoring in Central America"

Regarding statistics for the sector, the president of the BCN, Ovidio Reyes, said that " ... they will seek to improve export statistics of 'rojito', so that it can be clearly determined what types of coffee Nicaragua sells and how it that sector is evolving. "

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Figures from the information system on the the Coffee market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

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From the IHCAFE Statistical Information Bulletin: 

As of December 20, 2017,  2017-2018 harvest.

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