Cafetalera Nica-France is a Nicaraguan agroforestry company specialized in the production of high quality shade-grown coffee and timber for high-end applications. Cafetalera Nica-France owns a large independent coffee farm (La Cumplida) of over 1’500 hectares, of which 660 hectares is coffee plantations under tree shade.
Moringa financing in January 2015 includes the development of an outgrower-program targeting small and medium-sized farms in the Matagalpa region to create a premium coffee production cluster for international high-end roasters. The outgrower program focuses on farms that have been affected by the 2012 outbreak of coffee leaf rust as well as global warming and aims at rehabilitating 2’000 hectares of degraded land.
Nica-France implements in its outgrower farms a 5-year full renovation program through agroforestry state-of-the-art techniques and specific high-yield rust-tolerant coffee varieties developed by CIRAD and ECOM. Nica- France specialty coffee is certifed UTZ, RainForest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).