Coffee farmers raise red flag as pesticides fail

Hillary Onsongo picks ripe coffee berries from his farm in Kisii County in 2016. Coffee farmers in Mt Kenya are grappling with diseases. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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  • Farmers had sprayed their coffee crop with pesticides, fungicides and applied fertiliser as required but the crop this season has succumbed to diseases unlike before.

Coffee farmers have raised the red flag over the effectiveness of agrochemicals being sold in the market following crop failure this season.

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