Persistent cold could hit Kenyan crop

Kenya’s Arabica crop could be reduced due to adverse conditions that are affecting flowering before rains come in October. The trees need a month of dry conditions to prepare for flowering when the rains arrive. It is feared that the current cold weather could also bring on the spread of coffee berry disease, which could affect the main harvest that runs from October to December. Kenya is expected to have produced about 45,000 tonnes of coffee in the 12 months to September, 2016.

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