08 June 1999
Low productivity blights Jamaicas coffee production

COFFEE production from Jamaicas famous Blue Mountain region is in crisis, reports the Financial Times.

Farmers are unhappy with their returns, production has been reduced and the agency which regulates the industry is heavily in debt.

The government is considering a reorganisation of the administration of the industry, and is determining whether it can find money to give it some breathing space.

  • Financial Times 08/06/99 page 34