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Jamaica's government is planning to invest billions of dollars to restore its coffee industry after bad weather has cut production by about 25 percent

Published: 2024-04-19 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/04/19, Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, known as the best coffee, in the blue mountain coffee era, because of its rarity, high quality and unique flavor, coffee lovers are competing for treasures. But recently, according to CCTV financial reports, At present, The local new season coffee beans are picking, At present has been harvested 30

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is known as the best coffee. In the blue mountain coffee period, it is a treasure sought after by coffee lovers because of its rarity, high quality and unique flavor.

But recently, according to the CCTV financial report, at present, the local new season coffee beans are being picked, and the harvest has been completed by about 30%. However, due to the recent extreme weather in Jamaica and other effects, production in major producing areas is not optimistic. According to estimates, coffee bean production this year will be reduced by 25% compared with the same period last year.

It is understood that the mountain area around the town of Mavisban is an important base for growing coffee in the blue mountains of Jamaica, but this area has been hit by torrential rains and earthquakes in recent months, resulting in loose soil and a number of landslides and landslides in the mountainous areas. seriously affected the local coffee cultivation and harvest. As a result, the president of the Jamaican Agricultural Association said that this has caused huge losses, climate change is a matter of great concern in the Blue Mountains, and the conditions of roads and infrastructure are also issues of great concern.

Moreover, at present, in the blue mountain coffee producing area of Jamaica, it takes 8 to 10 months from flowering and pollination to the maturity of coffee beans, and the planting conditions are very harsh, because the beans are fragile and vulnerable to diseases and insect pests. Moreover, for many years, coffee beans in Blue Mountain have been picked manually, which can effectively collect ripe red cherry fruits and avoid the problem of mixing immature or overripe fruits during mechanical harvesting. However, many coffee plantations in the Blue Mountains are not connected by roads, and picking and handling operations can only rely on workers hiking back and forth along rugged paths. Therefore, recently, under the influence of torrential rain, landslides and landslides destroyed the way up the mountain and affected the harvest.

In addition, due to rainy weather, coffee trees were affected earlier in the flowering season and fruiting season, and heavy rain will shoot down flowers and fruits, resulting in a reduction in yield. According to statistics, the current loss reached 50,000 barrels of 32 kilograms of coffee beans.

However, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica announced earlier at the Blue Mountain Coffee Festival in Jamaica that the crop recovery and establishment programme CREP would begin in the Jamaican fiscal year (fiscal year from 1 April to 31 March of the following year), which would benefit more than 5000 coffee farmers in Jamaica while promoting coffee production and export.

The CREP plan, which will invest US $1 billion, involves the strengthening and establishment of coffee plantations and the replanting of coffee plants within five years to produce Jamaican Blue Mountain and Alpine varieties. In addition, farmers will be trained, their production will be improved, and attempts will be made to attract new investors and young people to join the industry, with the ultimate goal of increasing productivity and reaching an annual production of 450000 barrels of 32 kg coffee beans per barrel.