Climate change has been a great threat to coffee production in the world recently. So Nicaragua is changing its coffee production , it is investing in a disease-resistant variety of coffee to protect its export, reports Manila Bulletin. Coffee is one of Nicaragua’s key export crop.
The variety, according to the report, has a higher level of caffeine, disease resistant, and faster production, even though it has a lower price in the market and is of a lower quality. Without that, the advantage is that it can resist the climate change and will be beneficial to small producers.
Luis Chamorro, who is an executive member of the Mercon Group says this variety of robusta coffee is profitable, has high productivity, low cost of production and a high potential. Mercon group plans to produce the variety on 7,000 hectares in the eastern region of the country.