Cameroon Arabica Coffee Exports Fall 34% Due to Excessive Rain, Group Says
Coffee exports from Cameroon’s main port Douala have fallen 34 percent in the October to May period after excessive rain damaged the crop.
The arabica beans have been of poor quality, Mbah Christopher, general manager of the North West Cooperative Association, one of the main exporters said by phone yesterday from Bamenda, the capital of the North West province.
“There has been too much rain in the coffee producing zones of the North West, South West and West, making conditions unfriendly for drying”, he said.
The central African nation exported 1,277 metric tons between October and May compared with 1,923 tons during the same period last year, according to a report by the Cocoa and Coffee Board.
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