Coffee Leaf Rust – the Latest Devastating Challenge?

coffee-rustIt seems that most of the coffee producing areas of Latin America are facing a major environmental shock – leaf rust. This disease is sweeping though the continent, rendering coffee bushes useless, devastating harvests and potentially wrecking the livelihoods and food security of millions of small farmers.

We will be posting more in depth articles about this crisis and the impact it is having on the global coffee sector, but in the meantime, this article from the Guardian Newspaper in the UK helps to provide a good introduction to this important topic.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/mexico-coffee-crop-fungus

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