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Coffee berry disease

Chaos brews in Kenya’s coffee sector as farmers await sip of vaunted reforms

While the ongoing coffee reforms initiated by the state geared to stop the exploitation of farmers by what the government describes as middlemen and cartels might have long-run positive effects, farmers and coffee agronomists are currently trying to make sense of a subsector that is in chaos. In May of last year, coffee agronomist Steve …

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coffee berry disease

Coffee farmers staring at losses berry disease destroys crop in Mt. Kenya region

Coffee farmers in the Mt.Kenya region are staring at losses after their crops were affected by the berry disease, a fungal infection caused by cold weather conditions and bacterial blight disease. The disease has been reported in Embu, Nyeri, Murang’a and Nyeri counties. The coffee berry disease attacks young berries and can wipe out entire …

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