president Luis Montenegro has said that these low prices will have negative consequences for next year's cycle as well, "since it is very probable that they won't have fresh resources to be able to pay for inputs, labor, and to confront all the costs.
Produccion de Cafe en Centroamerica Hectareas % de mas que 20 % afectado sembradas con anos de edad por roya cafe Guatemala no disponible 25% 69% Honduras 280,000 42% 54% El Salvador 152,178 51% 71% Nicaragua 126,153 7% 36% Costa Rica 93,774 42% 64% Panama 19,490 42% 54% Numero de productores Guatemala no ANACAFE
disponible Honduras 112,000 IHCAFE El Salvador 17,000 PROCAFE Nicaragua 44,267 MAGFOR Costa Rica 52,787 ICAFE Panama 7,700 MIDA Fuente (Recopilado por CATIE)
Nils Leporowski, vice president of ANACAFE
, expressed his hope that more farmers will join this initiative, and he pointed out that El Platanillo's verification signals the beginning of a new era in evaluating and acknowledging the positive contributions that coffee producers make to the environment.
1,653,535 sacks in the same period the previous season, said ANACAFE