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The FNC and municipal authorities of Norte de Santander join forces

Cúcuta, February, 3, 2012– In order to diagnose and propose a working strategy for all coffee municipalities of Norte de Santander, the FNC´s Departmental Coffee Growers Committee of Norte de Santander recently met with the municipal authorities of the department. This joint initiative was the first encounter between the FNC and the Departmental Committee´s number one allies in working towards coffee sustainability in Norte de Santander: the recently elected mayors of each municipality.

Subjects regarding the programs developed by the FNC in 2011, which will continue to operate in 2012, were discussed in the meeting. Generation of Opportunities and Capacity Building for Developing Sustainable Coffee farm enterprises,”2012´s most promising program, was presented as well. Worth US$ 8.6 million,the project will renovate 4 thousand hectares in 34 municipalities of the department and benefit more than 5 thousand coffee growing families.

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