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