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Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports
Written by Silvia Viñas On 19 December 2013 @ 14:32 pm | No Comments
In Economics & Business, El Salvador, English, Food, Latin America, Quick Reads
Last week El Salvador's National Assembly finally established a fund for combating the coffee blight known as “la roya” and the ministry of agriculture declared an agricultural emergency .
Annually coffee accounts for tens of thousands of jobs in El Salvador. With job losses in the coffee growing areas, rural poverty will increase and there will be migration into the cities or out of the country.
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URLs in this post:
 Tim's El Salvador Blog: http://luterano.blogspot.com/2013/12/coffee-blight-takes-bite-out-of-el.html
 blight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blight
 declared an agricultural emergency: http://www.laprensagrafica.com/2013/12/17/mag-declararia-emergencia-fitosanitaria-esta-semana
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