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The FNC redoubles efforts to increase profitability of Colombian coffee growers

The FNC redoubles efforts to increase profitability of Colombian coffee growers

The FNC CEO, Roberto Vélez, announced the possibility that Colombian coffee stop trading on the NYSE, as current prices do not reflect the reality and quality of Colombian coffee and are not sustainable for producers.

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Colombian coffee production rises 2.5% in first two months of the year

Colombian coffee production rises 2.5% in first two months of the year In February, coffee exports rise 14.4%. This good joint performance offset a slight fall of 8.7% in February.

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Auction of the 4th ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’ competition to be held in Boston

Auction of the 4th ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’ competition to be held in Boston On April 13, as part of the Specialty Coffee Expo. In total, 684 coffee lots were registered, from 16 departments, at the close of the call on January 31.

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Colombian coffee production rises 14.6% in January

Colombian coffee production rises 14.6% in January Higher volume, coinciding with harvest peak, contributed to this rise. Exports in the same month rose 14.3% compared to January 2018.

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Colombian coffee production remains stable in November

Colombian coffee production remains stable in November Last two months of the year are harvest peak in most of the country. Coffee exports rise 7.9% compared to the same month of 2017.

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FNC launches machine that optimizes selective coffee harvesting by 50%

FNC launches machine that optimizes selective coffee harvesting by 50% The DSC18 is the first Selective Coffee Harvester in the world. It is designed specifically for Colombian coffee farming.

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Coffee begins to be carried by train to the port of Santa Marta

Coffee begins to be carried by train to the port of Santa Marta Transport costs are reduced between 15 and 20%.

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Coffee growers demand co-responsibility from the world industry in solution of crisis

Coffee growers demand co-responsibility from the world industry in solution of crisis Producers from Africa, Asia and Latin America sent a letter to leading roasters and other companies calling for immediate joint actions.

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Over 1,100 lots will compete in 3rd national quality competition ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’

Over 1,100 lots will compete in 3rd  national quality competition ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’ The competition is gaining more and more strength, with more producers registering their coffee to be evaluated.

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ICO announces global campaign to warn consumers about coffee producers’ crisis

ICO announces global campaign to warn consumers about coffee producers’ crisis At the end of the 122nd session of the International Coffee Council (ICC).

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Increasingly more women and young people are coffee-farming leaders in Colombia

Increasingly more women and young people are coffee-farming leaders in Colombia In the Municipal Committees, the percentage of female participation increased from 16% to 24%, a proportion very close to 28% of the electoral roll, while in the Departmental Committees the figure practically doubled, from 8% to 15%, a great achievement of these elections.