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New Sustainable Coffee Initiative Launches In Nicaragua

By Aimee Lutkin

In Nicaragua, the coffee industry is one of the nation's biggest employers. A recent report from the Global Agricultural Information Network states that production is only growing, with a seven percent increase in 2016/2017 putting the estimated production at 2.3 million 60 kg bags. Coffee employs about 332,000 people in the country, which is about 15 percent of the labor market, and accounts for more than half of agriculture.

Daily Coffee News reports that this level of production and economic investment has motivated the country to take a stand for sustainability.