Category Archives: Roya

Rust resistant variety in Honduras succumbs to pest.

Leaf rust resistant variety in Honduras succumbs to pest   World Coffee Research has confirmed that a coffee variety in Honduras, widely planted across the country because of its resistance to coffee leaf rust, is no longer resistant to the … Continue reading

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Roya, still around? El Salvador cuts 30% its crop estimate

El Salvador cut its coffee forecast for the current harvest by about one-third as the Central American nation struggles to control an outbreak of leaf rust, Coffee Association President Sergio Ticas said. Rain at the end of last year and … Continue reading

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AID to fund Roya Research

US to Battle Coffee Fungus in Latin America The U.S. government is stepping in to make sure your favorite cup of joe remains affordable. Right now, a fungus called coffee rust is causing more than $1 billion in crop damage … Continue reading

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Nicaragua approves new tax to help fight against Roya

Nicaragua Estimated impact: 37%  of  the total planted area of  125,000 hectares were affected. Revenue loss in the 2012/13 crop of $97 million 20% Decrease in job creation for the harvesting of the 2013/14 crop Further decrease in production for … Continue reading

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Coffee shops, farmers and a banker team up to save Latin American coffee

You can listen or read about this Roya, Leaf Roast initiative. Coffee trees in Central and South America are in danger. They have always been vulnerable to a disease called leaf rust, or la roya in Spanish. But now a warmer, wetter … Continue reading

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Hit by prices below cost and roya Nicaragua Expects Lower Production

While farmers disagree on the exact amount that represents Nicaragua’s cost of production, they agree that current prices are below it.   The National Coffee Grower Alliance places the cost around $160 per 100 pounds.  The Matagalpa and Jinotega Coffee … Continue reading

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U.S. Assistance to Coffee Rust Affected Countries

U.S. Assistance to Coffee Rust Affected Countries State Department Release: Central America, southern Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean are experiencing one of the worst recorded outbreaks of coffee rust, a devastating disease for coffee plants, threatening the livelihoods and … Continue reading

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Farmers clash with police in Peru due to Roya Crisis

LIMA (Reuters) – Coffee growers from Peru’s central jungle clashed with police on Wednesday as they demanded more government help in grappling with the roya fungus that has eaten up their crops and earnings this year. At least 1,000 farmers … Continue reading

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Roya, yes, it is still around

The Financial Times just had an article by Emiko Terazono  saying that  “Coffee fungus threatens disaster for Central America’s farmers”.   The market perception has become that the Roya outbreak was overblown, however the FT says that according to the Inter-American … Continue reading

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Roya and Organic Coffee Production Debate

Coffee Leaf Rust: It’s Coming for Your Morning Joe  by JAMES MCWILLIAMS   Progressive-minded café goers have long appreciated the value of an organic cup of coffee. Not only do conventional beans require synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, what’s good for the bean–an organic … Continue reading

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