Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Honduras coffee outlook: 35% to 40% drop in harvest in coming year

“Coffee rust will reduce the 2013/2014 harvest by at least 35 to 40 percent, consequently, labor demand and wages are likely to decrease by at least 30 percent during the next harvest (October 2013 to March 2014).” reports US AIDS Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
The report also says late rains might produce problems for other crops.
“Poor households’ food reserves are gradually being depleted in June/July, yet they will still be able to meet their needs as usual during the lean season,” the report says. “Food access from the Primera harvest will begin in August/September and allow households to maintain Minimal acute food insecurity throughout the projection period, September 2013.”
You can read the bulletin here.

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