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The world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic and it has greatly changed the daily lives of people across the world, including in Colombia, and in response, the Government of Colombia has implemented a series of containment measures to mitigate disease spread and strengthen the Colombian economy.

The pandemic will present significant challenges to the development of food sector in Colombia, weakening our outlook for the sector both in 2020 and over the coming years. The Colombian company Jaramillo Café has supported the COVID -19 fighters in UK, details are featured below:

  • The Colombian company Jaramillo Café—direct distributors in the United Kingdom—donated approximately 5,500 cups of coffee (about 55 kg) to bolster the work of British hospital employees and police officers in the midst of the COVID-19 situation.
  • Another 7,000 cups are expected to be donated to other essential British workers’ institutions through crowdfunding.
  • The frenetic pace of the fight against the pandemic in hospitals, police stations, and fire stations, among other institutions, has resulted in long days for first responders caring for citizens.
  • Jaramillo Café has grown coffee since 1877, thanks to the five generations who have led the company based in the Colombian Coffee Triangle.
  • According to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the coffee region is the heart of Colombia, made up of 6 agricultural landscapes, 18 urban centers, and 47 municipalities in the departments of Caldas, Risaralda, and Quindío.
  • As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Colombian government received a disbursement of $250 million from a development policy loan, better known as CAT DDO, from the World Bank.

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