Wednesday 26 January 2022

INDONESIA – Coffee production to fall by 50% on extreme weather

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Coffee production in the southern Sumatra province of Lampung is expected to fall by 50 percent this year on extreme weather, report local media.

This year productivity averages only 700 kilogram to 1 million tons per hectare down from as high as 2 million tons last year, the Lampung branch of the Indonesian Association of Coffee Exporters (AEKI) said.

“The farmers are the hardest hit,” a chairman of the Lampung branch of the AEKI Muchtar Lutfie said here on Thursday.

Muchtar said the crop was damaged and the fruits decayed because of too much rain.

Currently is harvest time in all production centers in Lampung such as in the regencies of Lampung Barat, Tanggamus, and Waykanan, but production is only 50 percent of normal production in harvest time, he said.

He said exports of coffee beans from Lampung have declined in the past two months as farmers stocks are shrinking.


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