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Crisis in the coffee groves as world prices go bust

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For almost two years, prices of coffee arabica "milds" --those produced by Central America and Colombia-- have fallen from 160 cents per pound in November 2016 to less than 100 in recent days.

Producers are seeking aid but have failed to present a united front, and most governments have been less than generous.

However, the Colombian government and the nation's association of growers have announced a $33 million plan to support the farmers and their families.