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Costa Rica Will Lift Ban for Planting of Robusta Coffee


Costa Rica will lift a 30-year ban on Robusta coffee trees, a crop that is considered of lower quality than Arabica but that is more resistant to diseases and rising temperatures, confirmed the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Ministry of Agriculture’s resolution, will allow the production of robusta varieties, a crop that was banned since 1998 for phytosanitary reasons that are no longer relevant; back then the purpose of banning the crop was to avoid the entry to the county of the coffee borer beetle which is among the most harmful pests to coffee crops across the world, however, this pest has been in the country for several years now.

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