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Coffee-Growing Nations Plan UN Protest as Slump Ruins Farmers

A worker harvests coffee on a farm in Brazil.

A worker harvests coffee on a farm in Brazil.

Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg

Presidents from coffee-growing nations are planning to use this year’s meeting of the UN General Assembly to demand higher prices from the world’s biggest roasters.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is one of the leaders expected to join the protest in September, along with Colombia’s Ivan Duque, said Roberto Velez, head of Colombia’s coffee growers federation.