Coffee Board

African Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop

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 news for farmers in the Western Ghats who are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of climate change-induced…

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Karnataka Planters Association: We are in distress

Image: KPA According to the report in The Hindu, KPA Chairman, Sahadev Balakrishna rued that the coffee plantation sector is “facing shortage fertiliser, rising cost of labour, impending strain on water resources, environmental and quality concerns and a need to replant old plantations.” Adding further he said ” “We have been going through a difficult phase…

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Editors Bottomline: Terror, Garbage and the coffee board

By: I K Anil The Coffeelands News investigative report on the terror links in Kodagu, in, the year 2007,  was overlooked by the District administration. The serial blasts in Bengalaru  which was allegedly master minded by T. Nazir  camping at a house in Hossagadhe in Madapur.  The disastrous consequences there after is common knowledge. We…

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Govt sets guidelines for availing relief under loan waiver package

The package is applicable for small planters who’s holdings are less than 25 acre and have taken the special coffee term loan before 2002. The Union Govt has approved the coffee loan waiver package for Rs 241.33 crore. Under the guidelines the small planters who are eligible will now only have to pay 25 per…

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