Coffee radio network
The widespread FNC coffee radio network is the key communication tool for transmitting timely, relevant and effective messages to the Colombian coffee-growing families. It includes the nationwide radio programs Coffee Panorama and The Adventures of Professor Yarumo, which are broadcast through 54 stations of the National Radio of Colombia, as well as Yarumadas and Excelsos, which are broadcast through the 69 radio programs of the departmental coffee grower committees.
TV and YouTube programs
With almost 25 years of activities, The Adventures of Professor Yarumo is considered the educational-recreational TV program with the greatest impact on Colombian coffee growers and farmers in general, highlighting the civic, social and moral values of rural producers.
This TV show, which airs on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. on the institutional channel is a didactic, recreational and information program with a pedagogical purpose: to motivate and inform the coffee-growing families, and the country in general, about progressive practices promoted by the FNC.
Through daily teachings and stories about the countryside and its people, our Professor Yarumo seeks to raise awareness about preservation of our natural resources and to highlight cultural expressions of the different Colombian regions.
Over 1,300 programs capture in their images the national coffee reality and that of other geographical, economic and natural regions where Colombian wealth and beauty can be appreciated.
Coffee production and exports continue growing Coffee exports grew 21% compared to the same month a year earlier. Bogotá, April 8, 2021 (FNC Press Office) – Registered production of coffee in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica, was one million 50,000 bags (60-kg) in March, up 30% from the 806,000 bags produced in the same month of 2020. So far this year (January-March), the coffee crop exceeds 3.2 million bags, up 13% from the almost 2.9 million produced a year earlier. So far this coffee year (October 2020-March 2021), production was almost 7.6 million bags, 2% more than the 7.4 million produced a year earlier. And in the last 12 months (April 2020-March 2021), production reached 14.3 million bags, almost the same production of the same previous period. Exports grow in line with production Colombian coffee exports in March exceeded 1.1 million 60-kg bags, up 21% from the 948,000 bags exported in March 2020. In the first quarter of this year (January-March), the coffee crop sold abroad reached 3.5 million bags, 13% more than the 3.1 million bags exported in the same period of the previous year. In the coffee year (October 2020-March 2021), exports exceeded 7.1 million bags, up 4% from almost 6.9 million bags exported a year earlier. And in the last 12 months (April 2020-March 2021), exports fell 2% to 12.9 million 60-kg bags from 13.2 million bags exported a year earlier.