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The government officially takes over FNC! Colombia's coffee industry ushers in major reforms

Published: 2024-05-20 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/05/20, Recently, the Colombia coffee industry is facing a series of challenges and threats, including prices, weather, political systems, etc. In addition to weather problems, the biggest problem with Colombia coffee lies in the government's system. Earlier, the Colombia Coffee Growers Council (FNC) complained against the government, arguing that the government had not

Recently, the coffee industry in Colombia is facing a series of challenges and threats, including price, weather, political system and so on.

Apart from the weather, the biggest problem with Colombian coffee is the government system. Earlier, the Colombian Coffee Growers Council (FNC) complained to the government that it had not fulfilled its promise to take over FNC and provide the necessary assistance to FNC.

Colombian coffee has always been mainly produced by small coffee farms. In order to protect the interests of small coffee farms, the Colombian Coffee Alliance was established in 1920 at the proposal of a coffee farmer, which has since led to a more authoritative and standardized Colombian National Coffee producers Association (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia referred to as FNC). Although the organization has always represented the Colombian National Coffee, FNC has always been a non-profit organization, not a government organization.

In the recent coffee federation, the Colombian government officially took over FNC and replaced the FNC manager. After taking over FNC, the new manager announced the reform and work plan of the coffee industry in the coming year.

FNC is said to have been committed to the goal of reducing operating expenses, saving 16.4 per cent as of April 2024 and increasing FNC's assets by 3 per cent. This growth is due to the sales of Colombian coffee in the Chinese market, with revenue up 224% year-on-year. Therefore, the next goal will be to formulate a corresponding business strategy for the Chinese market.

In the work plan for the coming year, it will be carried out in three aspects: increasing coffee production, restructuring logistics and promoting regional industrialization centers for coffee cultivation.

More attention will be paid to managing the quality and output of coffee, improving the quality of life of farmers and protecting the environment. In addition, the current coffee logistics will be reviewed to determine alternatives or reconfigure coffee logistics suitable for the current production environment to improve export efficiency at the lowest possible cost.

In addition, the experience and knowledge accumulated in guilds and companies over the past few decades will be used to promote the use of regional appellations of origin and to establish brands in coffee producing areas, which can use the power, knowledge and marketing of FNC to increase exports and income. This will enable more and more coffee growers to enhance their value through the brand, and the first brand will be set up in the well-known Huilan area.