Disease raises international coffee prices

The current epidemic, considered the region’s worst ever recorded, followed abnormal rains in late 2012, coupled with inadequate control measures due to the high cost of fungicide.

Friday April 5 2013

Coffee beans in a plantation. Effects of the disease outbreak in Central

Coffee beans in a plantation. Effects of the disease outbreak in Central America have triggered a rise in global prices of the commodity due to a scramble for the available stocks. FILE PHOTO 

By ALLAN ODHIAMBO


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