This article, about payouts to farmers in Kenya for their coffee crop sounds impressive – Sh80m paid out to 5,000 farmers. When you average that out (and, yes, some will have received more than others) it works out about Sh16,000 per farmer (and their family). Convert it to US$, it equates to US$ 191 (about US$ 0.50 per day) per farmer family for a year’s work, before you take off the costs of fertiliser etc. http://www.nairobistar.com/local/central/22745-mathira-farmers-huge-sh80m-coffee-payout–
Coffee Farmers “Benefit” from Higher Prices
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