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US$ 45,6 million invested in Antioquia´s coffee regions during 2011

A balance regarding 2011´s investments in Antioquia´s coffee industry was presented to coffee grower delegates at the meetings held between the Departmental Coffee Growers Committee of Antioquia and the leaders of the department´s 72 Municipal Coffee Grower Committees.

The National Coffee Fund, the FNC´s Departmental Committee of Antioquia, the National Government, the Departmental Government, municipal administrations, and co-financiers invested in 2011 a total of US$ 45,6 million in programs dealing with competitiveness, social development, education and health.

Investments in  farm productivity initiatives reached US$ 37.6 million. Thanks to these efforts 80% of Antioquia´s cultivated coffee area (more than 105 thousand hectares) are now turning into young and technologically advanced plantations. 

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