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CENTRAL AMERICA – Renovation plan starts in Panama

A renovation plan, which includes the distribution of 1,260,000 coffee seedlings in the provinces of Colon, Panama Oeste, Cocle, Veraguas, Ngäbe Bugle and Chiriqui, has began in Panama.
The purpose of the renovation plan being implemented by the government is to replace coffee trees that are 30 to 40 years old, starting with the province of Chiriqui.
The Association of Coffee Producers in Renacimiento, Chiriquí, informed that “… the expectation for this year is for to achieve production of between 7000 and 80 million hundredweight of coffee.”
“… Delivery of seedlings is part of the plant health emergency plan, following the affectations of rust …. With this they aim to renovate 410 hectares, according to data from the Ministry of Agricultural Development.”
Source: Panamaamerica.com.pa