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Honduras readies for record coffee harvest and exports as farmers scramble to plant more in response to high prices

Thursday, August 11, 2011


\ Honduras will cement its place as Central America's biggest coffee producer next year, surpassing Guatemala for the region's top spot with record exports, as farmers encouraged by high prices plant more.\ \ The national coffee institute Ihcafé raised its forecast for exports during the 2011/12 harvesting season -- which\ \ begins in November -- by 12 percent to 4.6 million 60-kg bags. A previous forecast in June put exports for the 2011/12 cycle at 4.1 million bags.\ \ Original source: Reuters\ \ \ \