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Honduras to attend First World Coffee Producers Forum in Colombia

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will attend the First World Coffee Producers Forum to be held July 10-12 in Medellin, Colombia, a source said Tuesday. official.

Tegucigalpa, July 8 (EFE) .- The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, will attend the First World Forum of Coffee Producers to be held from July 10 to 12 in Medellin, Colombia, an official source said today.

Hernandez will head the Honduran delegation that will participate in the forum, which will be inaugurated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, The Honduran Presidency said in a statement.

The event will bring together representatives of fifty coffee-growing countries seeking to establish a model that guarantees Economic sustainability of farmers, measures to tackle climate change and boost social progress, official information adds.

In addition, producers will analyze Joint measures by industry to tackle climate change and ensure coffee production, which has seen an increase in consumption of between 1.5 and 2% per year, he says.

The Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Antioquia confirmed the participation of the former president of the United States Bill Clinton and representatives of the aromatic producing countries.

Honduras Has become the first coffee exporter in Central America and the fifth largest in the world, according to official sources in Tegucigalpa.

Coffee represents more than 5% of Honduras's coffee. During the harvest 2015-2016, Honduras exported 6.7 million bags of 46 kilograms, an increase of 2.44% compared to the previous year. The 6.54 million registered in 2014-2015.

For the harvest year 2016-2017, which will end on 30 September, Honduras expects production of more than nine million bags Of coffee and income of over US $ 1 billion.

This year the quality of Honduran grain, which is the country's first export product, has also excelled in one An electronic auction of the Special Coffees of Excellence Cup obtaining 124.5 dollars for one pound (half kilo) of the aromatic, cost that surpassed a mark of 120.05 dollars obtained in 2016.

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