Hawaii coffee growers favour free trade deal

Farmers support Obama's Asia-Pacific trade plan because they say Asian buyers will pay more than US ones.

    Earlier this week, Barack Obama, the US president, announced plans to create a free trade agreement with some Asia-Pacific countries during an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Hawaii.

    The decision comes as coffee growers in the US state struggle to keep their generations-old businesses going.

    The growers say they are in favour of the proposed deal because Asian markets are "willing to pay more for a good product than the average American citizen".

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Honolulu, Hawaii.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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