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Coffee rust aggravates poverty in rural El Salvador

Monday, December 21, 2015

Coffee production generates some 150,000 direct jobs and 500,000 indirect jobs in El Savlador. Between 1995 and 2012, coffee represented 7.5 percent of the country’s total exports.

But the coffee rust fungus threatens to further impoverish El Salvador’s rural areas, where 36 percent of households already live in poverty.

Source: Inter-Press Service