CISA Exportadora, member of the Mercon Group, honored more than 3,000 producers during the annual Producers’ Event in Nicaragua. This event was held in the city of Matagalpa, in the northern region of Nicaragua from July 24th to July 27th, 2017. On this occasion, coffee producers were awarded for their hard work during the year and for their vital contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
The 3,051 producers who attended received more than 1.8 million dollars in prizes. These prizes are given to producers who are committed to producing quality coffee while implementing sustainable practices.
With this event, the Mercon Group also celebrates the closure of the 2016-2017 coffee production cycle of Nicaragua which is estimated to reach a historical production volume of 2.95 million bags, 7 percent more than the last harvest.
Jorge Eslaquit, Regional Commercial Manager of CISA Exportadora shared “We are committed to the sustainability of the coffee industry to generate long-term value and benefits for everyone in the supply chain. We are proud to work hand in hand with producers who stand out for their excellence and commitment, but above all for their desire to bring Nicaragua forward. Today we celebrate the success of the harvest and we reward the efforts of our producer clients”.
During the event, CISA Exportadora showcased the different services provided to producers in Nicaragua including: technical assistance, certifications, financing and market information. It also presented the different sustainable initiatives carried out in the country and its impact in the quality of life of coffee growing communities in the region. The LIFT program, was among the sustainable initiatives mentioned during the event. This program currently provides technical assistance to over 1,000 producers to increase their productivity while being environmentally friendly.
Other business units of the Mercon group were also present, such as Transplanta, a company that specializes in the production of high quality coffee and forestry nurseries while using sustainable and innovative techniques. This company produced 6.5 million plants in this productive cycle.