With the motto “More Agronomy, More Productivity, More Quality ” the harvesting the coffee crop this year in Santander.
The department is positioned as one of the best coffee producers nationwide, made up of 32,442 coffee-growing families, with 97% of its coffee grown in resistant varieties.
Santander is the fifth department of Colombia with more hectares cultivated coffee.
About 11 thousand people will be employed for the harvesting of the grain and of them it is believed that 40% It will be a Venezuelan population.
Migration Colombia in coordination with the mayors and the Departmental Federation of Coffee Growers are in charge of selecting the foreign staff to work in the fields in the harvesting the grain.
The Socorro, Palmas del Socorro, Páramo and Valle de San José, are the leading municipalities in the coffee harvest.
Today the I sow coffee in all the Provinces of Santander in 75 municipalities, covering 51,840 hectares, being El Socorro the main municipality in production with very different characteristics in terms of quality.