The coffee tournament brought together 109 producers who presented their coffee samples, of which 73 microlotes entered the second phase, as well as the total, only 18 classified, which correspond to the municipalities of Caranavi, La Asunta and Villa Tunari

In an international auction that took place this Wednesday, the company Hierro Brothers Coffeeshops was awarded the lot of the Presidential coffee of Bolivia at a price of 53.20 dollars per pound.

In the act, the Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Cesar Cocarico, indicated that in the third phase of the 3rd National Tournament Cup of Quality Presidential Coffee Evo Morales Ayma 2017, held from October 12 to 15 in the municipality of Coroico of the province Nor yungas of the department of La Paz, the international jury determined, through a process of tasting, to award the score of 92 to Valeriano Callejas of the municipality of Villa Tunari, with 89 points to Miguel Cáceres and 88.5 to Pedro Castro, both from Municipality of Caranavi.

 “Bolivian coffee has many qualities and in an articulation between the productive sector, state administration and cooperators, the strategy for this tournament was established, it was in the first year Charazani the winner, last year Caranavi, this year it is the turn of Villa Tunari. With this activity we want to improve the price of coffee, in 2016 we reached 8.80 dollars for export, now it is tripling and this means higher incomes for our producers, we must continue strengthening this type of activities, “said Cocarico.

At the conclusion of the event, it was Chancellor Fernando Huanacuni who announced the price at which the Villa Tunari coffee will be exported, (this happened at the close of the 12:00 auction), “now we are facing a challenge, that of increase production to improve the quality of life and improve the income of thousands of people who depend on coffee, this initiative that is given through the Ministry of Rural Development and Land through the National Fund for Integral Development FONADIN, has the purpose of make new market openings, “he said

The coffee tournament brought together 109 producers who presented their coffee samples, of which 73 microlotes entered the second phase, as well as the total, only 18 classified, which correspond to the municipalities of Caranavi, La Asunta and Villa Tunari

The coffee tournament arises as a result of the conformation of the first Bolivian National Coffee Cup Council, in 2014, composed of the National Association of Coffee Producers (ANPROCA), the Federation of Bolivian Exporting Coffee Growers (FECAFEB), the Autonomous Municipal Government of Caranavi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Alternative Development Fund FONADAL, in that year, now FONADIN, as promoter of the Council.

According to the coffee producers, it is the first time in the history of Bolivian coffee that it is exported to more than 50 dollars, “we remember, that for years the highest price was 30 dollars per pound of export, with the event of coffee with excellence, what we want is to reach prices like the one in Peru that a month ago the pound of coffee was sold at 101 dollars, “said José Luis Quispe, Fonadin technician.

The National Fund for Integral Development (FONADIN), is an institution that depends on the Ministry of Rural Development and Land and co-finances projects and actions with resources from the European Union and the General Treasury of the State, in the Yungas areas of La Paz, Tropic of Cochabamba and municipalities at risk.

Source: https://www.urgentebo.com/noticia/una-empresa-comprar%C3%A1-el-cafe-presidencial-de-bolivia-us-53-la-libra

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