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Nicaraguan coffee production plunges 83 percent

Monday, December 2, 2013

Nicaraguan coffee growers produced 83 percent less quintals, 45-kilo bags, in October, the first month of the 2013-2014 harvest.

The figure represents a production of 3,764 quintals, according to data from the country's exports authority, Cetrex.

A large proportion of Nicaraguan coffee workers are migrating to Costa Rica, a situation which has created uncertainty in the sector, said José Ángel Buitrago, head of the Nicaraguan coffee exporters' association.

Source (in Spanish): La Prensa