Submitted by Juanno on Sun, 2013/06/23 - 13:02.
With coffee taking a beating due to climate change, some farmers are turning to chia (salvia hispanica) as an alternative crop.
Acustica (CAC Trading) is investing $9 million in a new plant in Jinotega that will process the seed that has quickly become popular as a health food. The processing plant should be ready in 2014.
As well, the Local Development Fund (LDF) in alliance with Acustica (CAC Trading) will help farmers with a three million Cordoba financing package and technical assistance.