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dc.contributor.authorGathaara, M. P. H.
dc.contributor.authorNjoroge, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorAgwanda, C. O.
dc.contributor.authorKingori, P. N.
dc.contributor.authorKaranja, A. M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T07:21:59Z
dc.date.available2014-07-29T07:21:59Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationHandbook of industrial crops 2005 pp. 295-333en_US
dc.identifier.isbn1-56022-283-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10708
dc.description.abstractInformation on the agronomy, trade, and future outlook of coffee is presented. Other subjects include: (1) historical background; (2) genetic resources; (3) breeding and selection; (4) breeding programmes; (5) field management; (6) diseases; (7) pests; (8) effects of consumer needs on adaptation; and (9) research and development organizations. The genus Coffea consists of more than 80 species. Coffea arabica is a native of Central Africa (Congo and Zaire). Coffea canephora (Robusta coffee) was introduced to India from Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the late 19th century when C. arabica started showing severe incidence of leaf rust. Coffea congensis, which has a compact bush habit and seeds of better quality, was introduced in India in the 1930s. At present, the Central Coffee Research Institute in Karnataka, India, has a collection of 18 species that belong to Coffea and the closely related genus Psilanthus. With an annual turnover of US$ 10 billion, coffee is the second most traded commodity after petroleum. Currently, world prices are under pressure by large quantities of poor quality coffees from countries such as Vietnam.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCrop science Food products press: Crop Science;
dc.subjectCoffea arabicaen_US
dc.subjectCoffea canephoraen_US
dc.subjectCoffea congensisen_US
dc.subjectCoffeaen_US
dc.subjectdistributionen_US
dc.subjectgenetic resourcesen_US
dc.subjectplant breedingen_US
dc.subjectcrop managementen_US
dc.subjectconsumer behaviouren_US
dc.subjecttradeen_US
dc.subjectpricesen_US
dc.subjectSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectKarnataka.en_US
dc.titleCoffeeen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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