Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins September 1959

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1959
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Coffee Board of Kenya
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It is perhaps not widely known that some 4,500 acres of Kenya coffee produce only a Mbuni crop. Much of this coffee land is owned by plot holders in the vicinity of Nairobi, occupying fragments of large coffee estates which have been sub-divided into building plots, the owners commuting daily to the City. At today's Mbuni prices the ownership of a few acres of coffee is no longer a very interesting proposition. Labour and material costs involved in weeding, pruning, de-couching, mulching, spraying and fertilizing take a heavy toll of the crop proceeds and the part-time planter generally takes the crop as it arrives and can spend little on the upkeep of his trees.
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Bulletin, pp. 349-388
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