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By Jim M Waller, M Bigger, Rory J Hillocks

Rate cave in and oversupply have made espresso a high-profile crop in recent times: by no means has effective creation and crop safety been extra vital for decreasing charges and lengthening caliber. full of illustrations, this booklet covers the origins, botany, agroecology and all over the world creation facts of espresso, and the insect pests, plant pathogens, nematodes and nutrient deficiencies that afflict it. With emphasis on built-in crop administration, this ebook experiences keep watch over measures appropriate for any espresso pest or sickness and should permit agriculturists to layout and enforce sustainable pest administration systems.

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Harvesting and general labour costs form the greatest proportion of production costs, especially for smallholders, and the costs of crop protection measures – especially in Africa, where spraying against both rust and coffee berry disease may be required for arabica production – are also large. A recent value chain analysis undertaken by the World Bank Group in Kenya (Ingram, 2005) found that spraying costs accounted for one-third of all production costs incurred by farmers, and over 90% of this was for imported agrochemicals.

Traditionally, the Kenyan coffee growers were affiliated to cooperatives, grouped into unions that sold to the Coffee Board of Kenya that carefully controlled the quality. By 1998, growers were unhappy with the marketing monopoly of the Coffee Board due to poor prices and delays in payment for coffee delivered. The Kenya Coffee Growers Association urged growers to boycott the central auction trading system and market their crop through association-approved private brokers. Discontent among coffee-growers has been reflected in the decline in production from a high of 140,000 tonnes to only 67,000 tonnes in 2000, as many found more lucrative enterprises.

Area planted to coffee, mean yield and production in Asia, 1985–2005 (from FAO database, 2006). 5. Production trend in the top six coffee-producers in Asia, 1985–2005 (60 kg bags ϫ 1000). G. Thailand Philippines 466 5,624 1,571 860 527 940 3,938 5,865 3,560 1,002 1,317 850 14,775 6,978 4,516 1,041 1,692 775 11,000 7,654 4,630 1,267 764 500 26 Chapter 2 By 2001, Vietnam had become a victim of its own success and falling coffee prices began to drive smallholders out of the crop, but production has continued to increase.

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