Poor agricultural practises among many smallholder farmers are causing the decline of coffee species like Arabica and Robusta, a study has revealed. Drought and lower crop cycles are also contributing factors. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is home to 15 of the 75 species that are threatened with extinction.
Now, 15 Species of Coffee Face Extinction in East Africa
East African, 21 May 2019
East Africa's coffee sub-sector is facing hard times, with a new study revealing that Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is home to 15 of 75 species that are threatened with extinction. Read more »
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