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Coffee Growers Association: What’s Behind the Spending and Leadership Cuts | Agro | Business

The National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) reported the elimination of seven management positions at its headquarters in Bogotá, as part of a plan to reduce its expenses by 20%.

According to the association, this is intended to “make us more efficient and provide better services to coffee farmers.”

In addition to this decision, the company ordered to eliminate “unnecessary expenses such as social club memberships and television subscriptions and others.”

The Executive Director of the Federation, Germán Bahamón, pointed out that among the challenges he faced in the process of his election as leader of the country’s largest agricultural union was the need for austerity and sustainability.

“After more than 30 years since the end of the price pact era, in which coffee had the opportunity to bring progress to the country, the organization of its cultivation suffered from structural market fluctuations (…), in this sense it was time to prepare “We are preparing the union for the completion of its first 100 years,” he said.

Among the positions eliminated from the National Federation of Coffee Growers is that of Juan Esteban Orduz, who submitted his resignation from his commercial role for consideration.

In this regard, the union emphasized that this position will not be replaced as part of the restructuring of the headquarters and that the functions will be taken over by employees of the headquarters in Bogotá.

By the end of this year, Bahamón hopes to achieve the goal of reducing operating costs at this headquarters in Bogotá by 20%, which would be the first year of its management.

“The transformation of the FNC will protect the workers who are the union’s most important asset,” he explained, although the culture of austerity will not stop.

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