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Coffee output in Colombia grows in areas left by rebels

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Colombia, the world’s third-largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam, is planning to gradually increase its annual harvest in order to reach 17 million 60-kg bags in 2030.

This project involves the renovation of coffee trees, using three rust-resistant varieties, in 10 percent of the total area planted each year. This could raise productivity. But the program also has a social component: to rescue coffee production in areas that had been dominated by guerrillas before the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the FARC.

Source: Global Finance