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Central America unites to defend coffee prices

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Central American coffee producers formed a united front, at a meeting in London, to stem the crisis that has developed over the slump in the international price of coffee.

Also present were representatives of Mexico, Peru and Jamaica, though not of Colombia, the main producer of the arabica coffee that is widely grown in Central America.

The meeting agreed that the International Coffee Organization should lead the search for solutions. The plan is to maintain coffee prices both stable and at a level that provides a reasonable reward for producers.