Bit­ter or­ganic brew

Fall­ing in­come and luke­warm mar­ket are forc­ing or­ganic coffee grow­ers to go back to chem­i­cal fer­tilis­ers

Down to Earth - - AGRICULTURE - JI­TEN­DRA |

NA­GARAJ 'S TRYST

Geetha J R of Kar­nataka's Janekere vil­lage says she has been grow­ing or­ganic coffee for the past five years be­cause of the low in­put cost; (right) Ratan Ku­mar of the same vil­lage pre­pares or­ganic compost. Ku­mar grows or­ganic coffee only for per­sonal con­sump­tion

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