Peru's Coffee Exports to Surge Despite Challenges for Small Farmers

Peru's Coffee Exports to Surge Despite Challenges for Small Farmers

Peru's coffee production is set to grow by 7% in 2024/25, with exports rising by 6.4%. However, smallholder farmers continue to face profitability issues due to high production costs and limited access to credit and premium markets. The country remains a global leader in organic coffee production, though challenges such as coffee leaf rust and borer beetle outbreaks persist. Domestic consumption is low but growing, especially among young urban consumers who prefer specialty-grade coffee.

Despite a promising growth forecast, Peru's small coffee farmers struggle with profitability.

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