During the launch of the protection plan for the 2023-2024 production cycle, Avilés explained that the main objective is to guarantee the best conditions of security, stability and peace for the development of the harvest involving about 600 thousand Nicaraguans.
“With this plan we are sure that we will contribute strongly so that your brother producers can achieve the planned goals for this production cycle, which is three million 800 thousand quintals of coffee, ” he emphasized.
He stated that the Armed Forces contribute to security in various productive activities and emphasized that Nicaraguans must be fully aware of the meaning of security for the benefit of all.
“We want to reiterate that we will not allow kidnappings, attacks, extortion and brutal killings to return,” he stressed.
In the event, held at the Sixth Regional Military Command in Waswalí, Matagalpa (center), the Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Ivan Acosta highlighted the economic growth of the country between 2020 and 2023 with a cumulative 16 percent.
The national economy in 2023 is effectively developing despite the complex context of the world economy, Acosta explained, adding that coffee is one of the most important export products of this Central American country.
The minister pointed out the Sandinista Government’s commitment to the productive sector, where it provides technical assistance, technology transfer, opening trade channels and access to financing.
According to official data, in Nicaragua more than 161,900 hectares are dedicated to coffee cultivation and the main markets are in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
The harvests of 2020-2021 generated about 470 million dollars here, while the harvests of the 2022-2023 period amounted to more than 700 million dollars for the national economy.