Coffee production in Nicaragua
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- Fair Trade Coffee Day, Coffee
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 10 December
2001. As Nicaragua continued to face a humanitarian crisis
due to the lowest coffee prices on the global market ever,
activists in the U.S. set up tables in front of local
coffee shops and grocery stores to educate consumers about
the economic causes of the coffee crisis and the
importance of fair trade consumerism.
- Accord reached on coffee crisis
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 30 April
2002. The Nicaraguan government, banks and coffee growers
reached an agreement intended to solve the coffee crisis
resulting from the high coffee producer debts and the low
price for coffee on the worlds commodities market.
- Coffee Farmers Block Pan American
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 1 July
2002. Police attacked some 300 coffee farmers who were
protesting the government's lack of response to their
demands. Coffee growers from the Farmers and Ranchers
(UNAG) joining the protest. the government had failed to
extend credit through private banks after restructuring
US$120 million in debt.