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Coffee-Growing Nations Plan UN Protest As Slump Ruins Farmers


Presidents from coffee-growing nations are planning to use this year’s meeting of the UN General Assembly to demand higher prices from the world’s biggest roasters.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is one of the leaders expected to join the protest in September, along with Colombia’s Ivan Duque, said Roberto Velez, head of Colombia’s coffee growers federation.

“It is not just farmers but also their governments that are complaining to the coffee-roasting industry,” Velez said in an interview in his Bogota office.

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