Coffee Farming and agriculture

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FERTILISER COST PUSHING VIETNAMESE COFFEE FARMERS TO OTHER CROPS

The ongoing war in Ukraine has affected the global fertiliser supply, among other commodities that keep the world going. Fertiliser prices have gone up in many countries, forcing governments and farmers to implement various strategies. The Kenyan government, for example, has distributed subsidised fertiliser to coffee farmers in an effort to increase both yield and …

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ANOTHER FROST THREATENS BRAZILIAN HARVEST

Nature does not seem to want to give Brazil a break.  After a devastating black frost in July 2021, which contributed greatly to a rise in global coffee prices, another drop in temperatures forecast for 16 May threatens coffee production in central Brazil. Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee. When a natural disaster occurs …

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MELITTA RECEIVES FIRST SHIPMENT FROM 4C COLLABORATION IN COLOMBIA

Melitta has sourced the first shipment of coffee produced and certified in collaboration with the project in Colombia, 4C said. 4C Services GmbH and the family-run coffee producer Melitta Europa GmbH & Co KG – Division Coffee – are working together with Colombian coffee farmers in the Magdalena region on the project. “Improving working and …

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ETHIOPIA GENERATES $894M FROM COFFEE EXPORTS

According to local news sources, Ethiopia has had a successful year in the coffee sector. Recently, we wrote about the continuous growth of annual coffee exports in Ethiopia. The latest news reports that in the first three quarters of the fiscal year 2021/22, Ethiopia generated “more than $894 million revenue from Coffee trade” Last year, …

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ICO RESEARCH COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT COFFEE FARMERS IN PERU

Identifying a living wage in the coffee industry is critical to establishing a baseline, that is to say, the minimum amount a farmer should be earning. But some traders and importers are going a step further and paying extra cents on top of premiums, to ensure farmers get more than just enough to survive. Organisations …

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UNIVERSITY FINDS COFFEE LEAF RUST ‘WIDESPREAD’ IN VIETNAM

Recently, researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Ibaraki University published a research paper, revealing that coffee leaf rust (CLR) disease “is widespread in the main coffee-growing regions of Vietnam, the world’s second-largest coffee producer.” They published their findings in Frontiers in Plant Science. Coffee leaf rust or Hemileia vastatrix, is one of the most …

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KENYA’S COFFEE FARMERS GET SUBSIDISED FERTILISER

As fertiliser is becoming more expensive to procure due to various factors, including the Russian-Ukrainian war and logistics bottlenecks, the New Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) has decided to distribute subsidised fertiliser to coffee farmers. This is intended to increase both quality and quantity, which in turn increases farmers’ income. Mary Nzomo, CEC member for …

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RESEARCH SHOWS BRAZIL’S COFFEE FARMS CAN GO CARBON NEGATIVE

The goal of the partner project between the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé), the Institute of Forest and Agricultural Management & Certification, and the University of São Paulo, was to measure the average amount of carbon sequestration (the process of capturing carbon to remove it from the atmosphere) on 40 farms in the 3 main …

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FAIRTRADE UNVEILS INDONESIA COFFEE LIVING INCOME REFERENCE

“Fairtrade International has introduced a new Living Income Reference Price for coffee, sourced in Indonesia’s Aceh region as part of its ongoing global effort to protect farmers from market volatility and empower them in achieving decent and sustainable livelihoods.” Starting with West-African Cocoa and Vanilla, the non-profit organisation’s Living Income Reference Price – or LIRP – is …

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KENYA MP’S ACCUSE GOV. OF CORRUPTION TO DIVERT FERTILISER SUBSIDY

Kenya’s current lack of rainfall is causing some concern among coffee farmers, but that is something out of their control. However, the skyrocketing costs of fertiliser were supposed to be eased by generous subsidies announced in February. The government said it would create a Sh 1bn ($8.7m) fund to subsidise 40% of the fertiliser costs …

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HAWAII DEVELOPING ACTION PLAN TO DEAL WITH COFFEE LEAF RUST

Farmers from the beautiful islands of Hawaii, responsible for producing the famous Kona coffee, were shocked in 2020 to discover Coffee Leaf Rust on some islands. Since then, despite efforts to control it, the disease has spread. “We were in the process of preparing for CLR [coffee leaf rust], but it wasn’t the top priority, …

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