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Kenyan coffee variety

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

KENYA has unveiled a new coffee variety that is resistant to the two worst diseases that plague the country's crop, said the Coffee Research Foundation (CRF). Under development for the past 20 years, the new 'batian' variety is expected to cut production costs by up to 30% due to its ability to resist Coffee Leaf Rust and Coffee Berry Disease, said Joseph Kimemia, director of research at CRF.


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