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The Poncon Family Group was started in 1978 by French Agronomist Clément-Marie Ponçon. He came to Nicaragua in 1974 on assignment by the French government in the Nicaraguan Central Bank to provide advice on developing & managing agricultural programs for the country.

The Ponçon Family Group For over 40 years, the Poncon Charlier Family has been committed to the development of sustainable and diversified agroforestry models. LEARN MORE Our Vision We are a solid and diversified group of pioneering entrepreneurs in the establishment of integral, inclusive and self-sustaining models LEARN MORE Stewarding Sustainable Develompment Back in the late 90’s, CMP had a vision – to plant 3,000,000 hardwood trees and create the largest certified timber plantations in Nicaragua. LEARN MORE Our Recipe We are committed to be part of the global community of leaders fighting climate change and promoting carbon sequestration. LEARN MORE Our Companies LEARN MORE

OUR STORY

Founded in 1978

The Poncon Family Group was started in 1978 by French Agronomist Clément-Marie Ponçon. He came to Nicaragua in 1974 on assignment by the French government in the Nicaraguan Central Bank to provide advice on developing & managing agricultural programs for the country. As an entrepreneur, Clément started his first coffee plantation in 1978 and in the early ’90s became the largest single coffee producer in Nicaragua. As local shareholders with Ecom Group, Clément, and his son Eric, started in 1997 what today is a prominent coffee processing plant in Nicaragua that handles approximately 40% of the country’s total production.

Today, the Family group is lead by the second generation and continues it´s leadership role in the development of fully integrated agroforestry models. Together with their partners, they are pioneering efforts in the production of wood, cocoa and coffee under Agroforestry systems, wood manufacturing, high-end Ecotourism, Sustainable Community Development, Agronomic Research, and the Green energy sector. The ultimate mission of the Poncon Charlier Group is to positively impact society by empowering individuals and organizations to understand, learn and practice environmental and social sustainability in their work and lives, so they can share the impact with others and inspire them to follow.

OUR VISION

We are a solid and diversified group of pioneering entrepreneurs in the establishment of integral, inclusive and self-sustaining models that, based on values ​​of social and environmental development, innovatively maximize value for our individual and institutional partners, and for all stakehoders of the value chains in which we are involved

Our Mission

We are a team of multicultural and multidisciplinary leaders who bring rich experiences, values ​​and traditions as well as a convergence of principles ​​that integrate differences to create shared value; and social, environmental and economic wealth. The wealth, diversity and discipline of these teams is integrated within a culture of excellence, accountability and results.

STEWARDING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Back in the late 90’s, CMP had a vision – to plant 3,000,000 hardwood trees and create the largest certified timber plantations in Nicaragua. Agroforestal was born. 2 years later, inspired by his father’s resolve and vision Eric Poncon had added to the goal – that the wood should be transformed into finished certified wood product in Nicaragua – to create a scale of manufacturing unknown in the country.

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FSC Certified Plantations
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Agroforestry Systems with Cacao and Coffee
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Private Protected Forest Reserve

OUR RECIPE

We are committed to be part of the global community of leaders fighting climate change and promoting carbon sequestration by developing innovative, sustainable and inclusive agroforestry models with fair value distribution and circular economies in underdeveloped countries.

Agroforestry 360 model

Agroforestry operations, commoditized industry, added value, product manufacturing, retail concepts, real estate, hospitality and community development.

KEY PRINCIPLES & VALUES

1. We believe integral Agroforestry models are a major solution to global climate and societal challenges.

2. We strategically participate in companies throughout the value chain of our agroforestry products in order to understand all stakeholders’ viewpoints; maximize value and create models that reflect fair value distribution vs. effort and risk contribution.

3. We lead and encourage collaborative models between large and small stakeholders throughout the value chain; especially on both ends of the chain.

4. We create and/or participate in the making of world-class brands that connect our staff, our companies and our allies to the global economy

5. We have a relentless focus on customer benefits and wellbeing  (internal & External) and create jobs that give dignity and ability to grow for our stakeholders.

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Agriculture
Cacao Oro
Becoming the largest and most sustainable and inclusive cocoa producer in the world.
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Forestry
Agroforestal
Becoming the most innovative and socially impactful forestry and wooden house manufacturer in Latin America.
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Hospitality
Morgan's Rock
The first 5 star ecolodge in Nicaragua in a 4000-acre agroforestry project and a 350-acre beachfront tropical forest private reserve.
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Wood Products
Simplemente Madera
A leading manufacturer of high-end wooden furniture and housing in the Central American Region.
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Coffee
NPK Coffee
The founding grounds of «La Marsellesa» coffee varietals and an iconic estate in the development of new coffee varietals for Central America.
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Social Responsability
Fundación NicaFrance
Pushing the limits of knowledge, research, education, and living standards of small agroforestry producers and their families in Nicaragua.
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Sustainable Production
La Cumplida Estate
A visionary force in the sustainable coffee production in Nicaragua and the leading platform in the development of more resilient and diversified production models for small producers.
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Community
Village Farms
Becoming the first Leed certified beach community in Central America.
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Retail
Crafted by Masters
Our first attempt at developing our own retail concept to promote agroforestry products as well as imported or locally crafted gourmet products.

OUR CLIENTS AND COLLABORATORS

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The Ponçon Family Group is run by the first and second generation and has a leadership role in the Forestry Plantations, Coffee, Cocoa Production and Manufacturing Industry.

Postal address: Ponçon Charlier, Managua, Nicaragua

Phone: (+505) 8988-7171

Email: information@ponconcharlier.com

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