According to data by PROMECAFE, the regional integration mechanism for the coffee sector, 25% of Arabica coffee consumed worldwide is produced in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
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Efforts will focus on empowering small-scale producers, promoting good agricultural practices through demonstration plots, and fostering youth leadership, among other areas.
A total of 36 initiatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the Netherlands, Mexico and Peru participated.
The initiative aims to improve the quality of life of rural populations in the region, which are highly vulnerable to extreme climate events and face significant productivity lags.
Two programs executed since 2015 have benefited more than one million users of agrarian information and of Mexico’s rural cadaster.