11 Feb '13, 2pm

This makes interesting reading...

There have been an increasing number of news reports about the impact of leaf rust on coffee producing countries, specifically those in Central America. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the information, and felt like I lacked some context. I am writing this to try and organise and contextualize some of the available information. (For myself as much as anyone else! Also – this is a long article, the Read Later button may be useful!) A number of countries have declared agricultural states of national emergency as a result, including Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica . El Salvador and Nicaragua are also badly affected, and Colombia has been struggling with the impact of leaf rust on its production for a number of years. Over the last few years I hope people have noticed that there has been an increase in focus on topics like the effects of climate change on coffee production, ...

Full article: http://www.jimseven.com/2013/02/11/leaf-rust-end-of-days/...

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