Tegucigalpa, July 10 (EFE) .- Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández traveled to Colombia today to attend the World Forum of Coffee Producers, in which he will seek to establish a Alliance between coffee farmers to guarantee fair grain prices. P>
The forum will be inaugurated on Tuesday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the city of Medellín, The Presidency of Honduras said in a statement. P>
The event will bring together some 200 representatives from 40 coffee-growing countries who will discuss "the challenges of production and Marketing of coffee "in the world, he added. P>
Hernández will lead the group of speakers invited to this coffee forum, which will also participate the president Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, and the former US governor. Strategic alliances "with international producers to ensure" fair trade "and that the price of grain is" translated into a significant percentage of the producer. " P>
Bet on improving productivity per manzanas, improving the price received by producers, establishing a direct relationship between producers and buyers, which would generate Higher profits for both sectors, "he stressed. P>
Honduras has become the leading exporter of coffee in Central America and the fifth in the world, according to official sources. Tegucigalpa. P>
The coffee activity in Honduras is in the hands of 100,000 families, of whom 90% are small producers.