Venezuela Interested in Nicaraguan Coffee

A Venezuelan trade mission will visit the country with a view to expanding the quantity and quality of coffee exported home.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The trade delegation will be headed by the general manager of Corporación Venezolana del Café, Marcelo Cruz.
According to a statement from the government of Managua in the official newspaper El 19, the Venezuelan delegation will have "the opportunity to exchange information in the field with producers, cooperatives and coffee processing operators"
They will also meet with the authorities from the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAGFOR) and the Rural Development Institute (IDR)", reported

In addition, they will talk to company executives from Food Nicaragua Alba SA (Albalinisa) with whom they will negotiate assistance programs for coffee producers who export to Venezuela and other countries, he said.

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