Garry Mead

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Financial Times (UK)
Extract Author: Gary Mead
Extract Date: 1997 December 9

Tanzania: Severe drought

Severe drought in the northern Coffee-growing areas around Kilimanjaro and Arusha - traditionally the areas for growing high-quality arabica beans - means the country's biggest foreign currency earner will be affected in 1997-98.

Total Coffee production in 1996-97 was 43,000 tonnes (worth about $95m); the northern crop was more than 16,500 tonnes, and is expected to see a 40 per cent decline in 1997-98.

Extract ID: 1460