12% Losses in Costa Rican Coffee Harvest

The 2010-2011 crop estimate went from 2.17 million bushels to 1.89 million.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Heavy rain and the "ojo de gallo” fungus attack affected the projected decline in the harvest.

"The latest Coffee harvest estimate made by the Costa Rica Institute of Coffee (Icafé) already implies a fall of 2.31% or 44,831 bushels, compared to the 2009 – 2010 harvest. The decreasing trend continues which began after the 2007-2008 harvest, when the last harvest gain was recorded (2.48 million bushels),” reports Nacion.com.

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Producers estimate that the 2012-2013 coffee harvest will be reduced by 6%, being about 4.5 million quintals, instead of the 4.8 million quintals previously projected.

Ricardo Villanueva, president of the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) said that predictions of a reduced harvest are based on the expected effects of climate change, such as virulent attacks of diseases in the plantations.

Costa Rican Coffee Industry Fears Loss of Crops

October 2011

Heavy rains in recent days have raised fears about an attack of the fungus ‘ojo de gallo’ (Mycena citricolor) in coffee plantations, especially in the highlands.

Last year in 2010 the plague affected 10% of the total sown area, about 10,000 hectares.

Ronald Peters, executive director of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (Icafe), expressed his fears, in particular regarding the highlands.

Costa Rica Expects 15% Drop in Coffee Harvest

January 2011

During current 2010-11 about 1.9 million bushels (46 kilos each) are expected to be harvested, 15% less than last season.

Industry sources said that decline in production is due to the impact of heavy rains which affected crops last year.

The chief executive of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (Icafe), Ronald Peters, "...

Storm Causes $112 Million Losses in El Salvador

June 2010

Tropical Storm Agatha caused $112.1 million in losses in infrastructure and agriculture.

The government is shifting funds from other budgets to handle the damages. Preliminary reports estimate that $44.1 million is required for the country’s infrastructure and $68.8 to cover losses in crops.

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