Decrease of coffee plantations in Puno

Decrease of coffee plantations in Puno
Tuesday February 17, 2015
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Due to an insect plaque there is a big decrease of coffee plantations in Puno, Peru. According to the farmers, there is nothing they can do about it.

To survive, these coffee farmers have no other choice than growing coca, because there are more possibilities to sell it, including to the illegal, cocaine traffickers.

However, the DEVIDA (organization which tries to prevent drugs) is looking for a way of regrowing coffee plants, a solution is not found yet and assistance is hard to find. Besides this, there is no budget for projects such as this one. The goal for 2015 is to develop an expedient to eliminate the infestation in Peru.

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