Tag: Coffee Growers

Growers will get crop loss relief: Coffee Board CEO 33 percent loss estimated; Interim report to be submitted to Government
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Growers will get crop loss relief: Coffee Board CEO 33 percent loss estimated; Interim report to be submitted to Government

November 25, 2021

Somwarpet: The Coffee Board and the State Government are committed to provide relief to coffee growers in the three districts of Kodagu, Chikkamagalur and Hassan who are in dire straits unable to harvest their crops due to incessant rains, decay and disease, said Coffee Board CEO and Secretary Dr. K.G. Jagadeesh. He has been touring…

Coffee Board holds video-conference with DCs of coffee-growing districts
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Coffee Board holds video-conference with DCs of coffee-growing districts

November 21, 2021

Madikeri: With coffee growers in dire straits due to the vagaries of nature and crop loss, Coffee Board Secretary K.G. Jagadeesha held a video-conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of coffee-growing districts of Kodagu, Hassan and Chikkamagalur on Thursday. During the video-conference, Jagadish directed the Board authorities to submit details regarding the area of crop loss,…

CFTRI scientist develops new beverage from coffee leaves
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CFTRI scientist develops new beverage from coffee leaves

November 14, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Here is a chance for coffee growers to get additional cash from their plants throughout the year apart from income from the sale of beans. Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has developed a technology to prepare a value-added product from coffee leaves that packs in health benefits too. Coffee is only harvested…

Coffee growers seek revival package, loan restructuring
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Coffee growers seek revival package, loan restructuring

July 4, 2021

Madikeri: delegation of coffee growers has demanded the Centre to implement schemes to revive the sector as more than a lakh growers are facing a number of challenges including price crash, fall in production and increasing cost of production. Meeting Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Karnataka Growers’ Federation, an organisation of coffee planters in Hassan,…

Special package urged for coffee industry to survive
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Special package urged for coffee industry to survive

March 1, 2021

Madikeri: Coffee planters in Kodagu are still suffering from the effects of incessant rainfall and landslides of August 2018 and 2019 that resulted in loss of topsoil, crops and yield. Apart from low yield, spotty summer showers, planters are also facing an acute shortage of labour to pluck beans as most of workers that come…

MLC raises plight of coffee growers in Legislative Council
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MLC raises plight of coffee growers in Legislative Council

February 4, 2021

Madikeri: Unseasonal rains in the coffee growing district of Kodagu have affected harvest and post-harvest activities. The early rains have affected coffee quality and output as well. The district has received heavy rainfall and cloudy weather persisted in the crucial coffee season, affecting coffee drying. Growers have harvested the crop and have left them in…

Chorus grows for relief package to coffee growers
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Chorus grows for relief package to coffee growers

January 25, 2021

Madikeri: There is an increasing demand from coffee growers for a relief package in the budget to be presented by the State Government this year.  The demands have grown after the Kerala Government increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw Robusta Coffee at Rs. 90 per kg in Wayanad district. For a 50 kg…

Give top priority to cultivate coffee naturally in Kodagu
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Give top priority to cultivate coffee naturally in Kodagu

December 14, 2020

Ponnampet Forestry College Dean calls upon growers to maintain quality from estate to cuppa; 18th AGM of Kodagu Mahila Coffee Jagruthi Sangha held Madikeri: Coffee growers should give priority for cultivating tasty coffee naturally, said Ponnampet Forestry College Dean Dr. Cheppudira G. Kushalappa.  He was speaking at the 18th Annual General Body meeting of Kodagu…

Coffee growers seek debt-relief package from Finance Minister
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Coffee growers seek debt-relief package from Finance Minister

December 27, 2019

‘Market prices, erratic weather and increasing input costs  making coffee cultivation unviable’ New Delhi:  A delegation of coffee growers has demanded the Centre to implement schemes to revive the sector claiming that growers were facing a number of challenges including price crash, fall in production and increasing cost of production. During a pre-budget meeting with…

Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop
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Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop

September 25, 2019

Giant African land snails invade coffee estates in Kodagu; Coffee Board comes to growers’ rescue By Arathi Menon As monsoon clouds delayed their presence over the verdant hills of Kodagu in June this year, coffee planters of North Kodagu were caught in a bizarre tussle of apprehension and relief. A delayed monsoon is never good…

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