Colombia develops a plan to strengthen the cocoa trade and promote their access to new markets


The Ministry of Agriculture of Colombia (MinAgricultura), Fedecacao and the National Cocoa Fund lead a project, which is part of the plan Colombia Siembra, which seeks to support access to new markets for cocoa production, to strengthen the marketing of grain. Last Wednesday, July 27th, expired the deadline for enrolling in this iniative of promotion and marketing of cocoa for the cocoa associations that market dry grain or have the ability to do it.

This plan seeks to support associations leaders from each region to strengthen their marketing processes to facilitate their access to new markets.

The Deputy Minister of Agricultural Affairs, Juan Pablo Pineda, in its day invited producers to participate in this project and explained that registered organizations will be evaluated to characterize their trade capacity.

He also reported that the best organizations will be invited to participate in the international seminar of cocoa, which will be held on 24th and 25th August in Florida Blanca, Santander, where they can interact with national and international buyers. In the event conferences and workshops focusing on the promotion and marketing of cocoa and to strengthen crop management as a differential strategy against competing countries will be developed. It also seeks to support strategies to highlight the work of women in the improvement and consolidation of Colombian cocoa production.

Associations concerned should consult Fedecacacao website where they will find the requirements for participation and registration deadline is until 27th August 2016.

Source: MinAgricultura

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