Yoel Estrada, processing specialist at El Pedrero Coffee Agroindustrial Base Business Unit, in Fomento, explained to Prensa Latina that there is a strong movement at the country level to promote this type of planting due to the benefits it will bring to the economy.
“120 hectares are planned here, progressively, with 80 producers who never cultivated in places outside the traditional mountainous areas,” Estrada said.
Some 70 hectares, whose plantations accumulated a long time of exploitation and were aged, will be renewed, he also stated.
Regarding the productive behavior, Estrada argued that the drought has influenced in some way and highlighted that climate change is affecting it, with scarcer rainfall.
52 percent of the 220 hectares of coffee are of the robusta variety, he said, which is more resistant and has a better agricultural yield.