Coffee is one of Nicaragua's prime exports. In an era of low global prices, farmers can earn extra by training and qualifying as sustainable producers. That's good for climate protection but they still face challenges.
Certified coffee could help Nicaraguan farmers compensate for low global prices. But retraining them and implementing the program is a lengthy and costly process.
Traveling at 26 kilometers per hour (16 miles per hour), Hurricane Otto has claimed several lives, injured dozens and damaged property in the Central American country. Three days of national mourning have been announced.
Costa Rica has declared a national emergency, with Hurricane Otto headed straight for Central America after being upgraded from a tropical storm. Nicaragua also lies in the path of the weather system.
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