No 28

FNC Signs Cooperation Agreement with USAID for Development of Coffee Regions

August, 2016

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FNC Signs Cooperation Agreement with USAID for Development of Coffee Regions

The 5-year memorandum of understanding will contribute to rural development of the country’ coffee regions in a post-conflict scenario, also enabling to strengthen agricultural, institutional and educational ties between Colombia and the United States, the main destination of Colombian coffee.


The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation’s (FNC) mission is to work for Colombian coffee farmers’ welfare. And the transparency and efficiency with which it executes development projects in Colombia’s coffee regions has enabled it to attract major local, national and international partners.

In that line, the FNC has just signed with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) a memorandum of understanding that will contribute to rural development of the country’s coffee regions in a post-conflict scenario.

The five-year cooperation agreement will also enable to strengthen agricultural, institutional and educational ties between Colombia and the United States, the main destination of Colombian coffee.

The agreement was signed in Washington D. C. during the VI High-Level Colombia-United States Dialogue, with the presence of the Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister, María Ángela Holguín.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Juan Esteban Orduz, representative of the FNC in North America, and Marcela Escobari, USAID Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Among public goods and services permanently provided by the FNC to Colombian coffee farmers are the purchase guarantee (which transfers the best basic domestic price), scientific and technological research, technical assistance, and promotion and marketing activities in different markets. But the FNC also implements specific social development projects in coffee regions with the cooperation of partners at different levels.

This agreement between the FNC and USAID will further contribute to rural development of Colombian coffee regions, as it represents more resources for projects.

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So, besides quality and consistency of Colombian coffee that have enabled to position it as the world’s best mild washed coffee, the economic, social and environmental sustainability remains a great differentiating value of Café de Colombia in the eyes of customers and strategic partners, and ultimately, in the eyes of final consumers, increasingly worried about these issues.

 

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