Costa Rica Foresees Reduction in Coffee Harvest

The direct loss due to rain is now joined by the inability to remove crops because of poor road conditions.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The most affected areas are Los Santos and Perez Zeledon, according to reports by the National Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafé)

"With the emergence of these two problems, the board of Icafé decided yesterday to hand over $ 100 thousand of the entity's resources for assistance in arranging access to coffee farms," reports the article in newspaper La Nacion.

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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, "...

12% Losses in Costa Rican Coffee Harvest

December 2010

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

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.

Costa Rica To Produce 12% More Coffee

June 2010

Icafé, the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica, expects the country to output 11.6% more coffee in the 2010/11 harvest.

This increase will happen as a result of favorable weather and efforts in precision agriculture, explained the Institute.

“This project (precision agriculture) is being developed by Icafé and the CIMS Foundation (Center for Sustainable Market Intelligence) from INCAE.

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