Colombia to consider aiding struggling coffee farmers

Coffee grower Rubiela and her daughter Camila walk amidst coffee plants to pick coffee in San Carlos, Colombia July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Federico Rios/Files

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The Colombian government is examining possible help for coffee farmers hit by low international prices, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, after repeated requests for aid by the country’s coffee growers’ federation. Colombia is the world’s largest producer of washed arabica and the federation represents some 550,000 families. The global benchmark futures […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories