Krishi VaartaKrishi Jaagran
Production of Coffee and Pepper Anticipated to Decline
According to the data, coffee production in India is expected to decrease in 2018-19. In several districts of Karnataka, the production of coffee and black pepper may decline as a result of the first shower and subsequent drought. The districts of Kodagu, Hassan and Chikmagalur are the main producers of coffee and black pepper. In these three districts, 70% of the country's coffee is produced. According to coffee board officials, a disease called black rot has also spread in coffee plants, causing coffee beans to fall.
Currently, coffee production is likely to be reduced compared to 2017-18. Mohan Bopanna,
President of the Coffee Producer Association, said that the government should make long - term plans to benefit the farmer. The black pepper crop in Karnataka is also on the verge of drying, and the crop has begun to attract various diseases._x005F_x000D_
Sources - Krishi Jagran, 22 February 2019