Until January 31 of this year, according to data from the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), from the harvest of 238,372 hectares, 203,301 tons of cherry coffee were produced, which reached the state to occupy the second national place in this area.
The civil association Economic Development of Chiapas issued the analysis on the production of cherry coffee in Chiapas until January of this year, taking into account the districts of Comitán, Motozintla, Palenque, Pichucalco, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Selva Lacandona, Tapachula, Tonalá , Tuxtla Gutiérrez and Villaflores.
According to the records reported by this organization, between 2011 and 2019, the production and income of cherry coffee registered a considerable fall in the entity due to the area planted, which was decreasing.
While in 2011 the entity managed to obtain profits of more than three million 206 thousand pesos; In 2019, only 1,727 thousand pesos entered.
In terms of tons produced, in 2011 it was possible to obtain 545 thousand 937. For 2020 until December 31, the report is 378 thousand 601 tons, which represents a difference greater than 30 percent of the grain production in the last nine years.
The area sown in the last year 2020, was 253 thousand 318 hectares and represented more than one percent less than what was available until 2011; in that year, the sowing area was 257,368 hectares.
In 2019 there was a drop in the price of coffee, which resulted in a decrease in revenue. On the other hand, what was achieved that year represented 4.6 percent less than what was obtained during 2018, whose figures reached one million 812 thousand pesos.
Regarding the production of coffee in the entity, it is important to mention that we are one of the states of the country that more beneficiaries are registered in the “Production for Wellbeing” program, with 87,979 producers of the more than 178,000 who had registered up to September of last year.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, of the beneficiaries up to that date, 66.5 percent, which amount to 118,879, are indigenous.