Rabobank North America Wholesale recognized three leading food and agriculture companies on December 4 at its annual Client Week event in New York City. Nicaragua’s Mercon Coffee Group received the Rabobank Sustainability Award. Mercon c.o.o. Juan Pablo Ibarra accepted the award at the event.
“We created these awards based on our beliefs around what food and agriculture companies must do to be competitive in the long run,” said Rajiv Singh, c.e.o., Rabobank North America Wholesale. Mercon won on the basis of its work to develop coffee which can survive pests and diseases, and for introducing Robusta to Nicaragua.
“The robusta crops are an important piece of Mercon’s legacy to Nicaragua, and we have worked very hard over the last ten years to prove that the production in Nicaragua will benefit the coffee industry and the country’s national economy,” said J. Antonio Baltodano, chairman, Mercon Coffee Group.
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