From laprensalatina.com Honduras needs some 350,000 people to work temporarily
From deccanherald.com Coffee planters across growing regions of Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru
From wahsingtonpost.com The coronavirus pandemic is threatening Honduras’ coffee harvest
It’s a triple whammy for coffee growers in Kodagu: COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing rain havoc, and the grievous impact of 2018 and 2019 floods and landslides.
This free, family-friendly event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kona Coffee & Tea’s farm in Holualoa. The community is invited to pick the first coffee of the season, participate in picking competitions, and learn about the history and process of Kona coffee.
“We’re extremely worried. We depend on foreign labor to pick our coffee and now we don’t know if we can count on it,” said Geovanny Rodriguez, a farmer from Santa Maria de Dota, in the mountainous Los Santos region, about 40 miles (64 km) south of the capital, San Jose.
Covid-19 is making coffee growing unprofitable for Adan Rojas. Like thousands of small Colombian farmers, the pandemic forced him to use out-of-work locals to harvest his beans as travel restrictions kept out experienced seasonal pickers.
Preventing the spread of berry borer beetles and harvesting in spite of labor shortages are Colombian coffee farmers’ top challenges for the remainder of 2020, the head of the country’s growers’ federation said.
Indonesia will likely face a “drier than usual” dry season in key agricultural regions this year, President Jokowi Widodo said on Tuesday, adding that measures must be put in place to ensure food security and price stability.
Rwanda, which supplied 21,000 tons of coffee to the global market in 2019, is about the world’s 30th top coffee supplier. It is known, proudly, for the quality of its beans, not the quantity.