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Regional strategy for the development of Cauca´s coffee industry and its social fabric

Popayán, July, 24, 2012. In order to evaluate the progress of the Caficultura, una oportunidad en el pacto social por el Cauca (Coffee growing , an opportunity within Cauca´s Social Pact) project, local authorities from the municipalities of Balboa, Argelia, Sucre, Patía, Bolívar, Florencia and the Provincial Center´s representative met with directives of the Departmental Coffee Growers Committee of Cauca.

The regional initiative -developed by municipal authorities, Cauca´s regional government, and the Coffee Growers Committee of Cauca- seeks to support more than 45 thousand coffee growers in the department and strengthen the development of Cauca´s coffee industry. The project counts with US$73.6 million to be invested in the next four years supporting the formal education system in matters regarding pertinence and quality; strengthening sustainable coffee production; and reconstructing the coffee region´s social fabric.
In order to generate new opportunities for producers, the seven municipalities will renovate 5.000 coffee hectares and plant 5.000 new hectares with coffee rust resistant varieties. Similarly, municipal authorities agreed to provide more than US$334 thousand per year for the improvement of the productive infrastructure required for wet milling and drying processes.
 
According to Gerardo Montenegro, Executive Director of the Departmental Coffee Growers Committee of Cauca, “this meeting ratifies that all sectors are willing to work for Cauca´s development. We should all contribute to the improvement of the department´s economy and the social and economic conditions of those related to the coffee sector.” 
The FNC´s directives will meet local leaders of other regions of the department which are also part of Caficultura, una oportunidad en el pacto social por el Cauca to evaluate the project´s progress and establish mechanisms for its execution.
 

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