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Vice President heads the III International Coffee Meeting

Delcy Rodríguez highlighted that 20 states in the country have joined coffee production

Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez inaugurated this Thursday the III International Coffee Meeting, which takes place in the spaces of Simón Bolívar Park, La Carlota, Caracas.

After taking a tour with the Minister for Productive Agriculture and Lands, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, and the president of Marca País, Daniela Cabello, Rodríguez highlighted that thanks to the advancement of the economy in the country and the support of the National Government for farmers, More states have joined the production of the coffee sector.

“Producers in 20 states of the country have joined coffee production,” said the vice president, who emphasized that at this fair they have joined “50% more than in 2023.”

He also referred to how production is growing. "For this year 2024, 20 quintals of coffee per hectare are projected, and it is a number that we have been exceeding year after year."

Rodríguez, who highlighted the economic potential of the country, indicated that “more than 600 producers and entrepreneurs were activated for this international meeting, to bring their best samples.

“All producers join this line established by the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, in a national union to produce,” he added. 

For his part, Minister Castro Soteldo expressed that this fair is the result of the "effort of the producers, of the entire national and regional Government."

“We have 180 coffee samples that were selected by our national tasters, from there 38 samples were selected to select the 10 best coffees in the country, however, due to the quality of the national coffee, 28 coffees were selected that will go to auction. ”, declared the minister. 

Likewise, he indicated that the export of green coffee is growing, but that they hope to be able to start "exporting our roasted and ground coffee."

He added that there is currently a production of 4.200.000 quintals and an export of more or less 1.300.000 quintals of coffee. 

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