Colombia's coffee crop shows recovery signs

Scientists develop fungus-resistant plants after leaf-rust disease infected nearly half of the country's crop.

    In the past several years, the Colombian coffee industry has been ravaged by a disease caused by a dangerous fungus called leaf rust that had wiped out nearly half of its crops.

    But things are getting better thanks to a group of scientists who seem to have come up with a helpful solution. They developed a way to grow fungus-resistant coffee crops.

    Alessandro Rampietti reports from Chinchina, the heart of the coffee region.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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