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.
Despite the pandemic and within the forecasts of the FNC Thanks to implementation of the biosafety protocols developed by the FNC and quick reaction of the coffee growers, it was possible to collect all the coffee crop in 2020 without major issues. With 1.7 million bags, coffee production grew 4% in December, a monthly volume not recorded in 24 years. Bogotá, January 7, 2021 (FNC Press Office)-Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed arabica coffee, produced 13.9 million 60-kg bags of green coffee in 2020, down 6% from over 14.7 million bags in 2019 and a figure that is within the forecasts of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC). In December, coffee production grew 4% to over 1.7 million bags of green coffee from almost 1.7 million bags in 2019, a monthly production volume not recorded in 24 years (January 1996). So far this coffee year (October-December 2020), production fell 5% to 4.3 million bags from over 4.5 million bags produced in the same previous period. “Coffee is and will continue to be the hope of Colombia; coffee growers did their duty to the country, and this is confirmed by the production volume and value of around 9 billion pesos, resources that directly move the economy of over 600 coffee municipalities,” said Roberto Vélez, the FNC CEO. Exports fall 8% in 2020 In 2020, Colombian coffee exports fell 8% to 12.5 million 60-kg bags of green coffee from the…