Coffee Rust Puts Thousands Out of Work


The coffee rust epidemic problem has reached a lot of countries in Africa, Asia, and in Southern and Central America. Coffee plantations failed to produce as much crops as they need for commercial growth. Thus, thousands of workers were laid off because of this epidemic disease.

The effects of the 2002 – 2003 Coffee Rust Outbreak are:

El Salvador

  • 13,444 jobs lost
  • 132 lb coffee losses with $74.2 M value


  • 75,000 jobs lost
  • 132 lb coffee losses with $101 M value

Costa Rica

  • 14,000 jobs lost
  • 132 lb coffee losses with $14 M value


  • 32,000 jobs lost
  • 132 lb coffee losses with $60 M value


  • 100,000 jobs lost
  • 132 lb coffee losses with $230 M value




Infographics: World Map of Countries’ and Their Coffee Production



Here’s the world map with countries and their level of their coffee productions.

It shows the type of coffee that grows in each country and how many 60-kg bags a country and total metric tons of coffee a country can produce in each year. As you can see, most countries can produce both coffee cancephora and coffea arabica. However, there are still some countries which produce coffea arabica  or coffea cancephora solely.

Brazil is the largest coffee producer of both coffea cancephora and coffea arabica. They produce 2,720.520 metric tons of coffee every year. The country is known for their high quality coffee seeds and is a massive source of organic coffee worldwide.

Brazil is followed by India, which is one of the biggest coffee producers in Asia. They produce 300,300 metric tons of coffee every single year.

Meanwhile, the known leading producers of coffea arabica are Peru, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico.

Mexico, El Salvador, & More — Coffee Rust in the World

An interesting point of view from an Expert in the Coffee Industry.

Coffee Rust in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala,…

Watch Renaud Cuchet, Manager of EFICO Central America SA, based in Guatemala, yet doing business globally in the coffee industry, and discover which countries suffered the most from coffee rust, which one is getting out of it, and why countries outside of Central America and Mexico (in Asia for instance) seem to be less affected by coffee rust.

This video was filmed in July 2016.

$ONOV CEO Jean Ekobo Visited Leading Companies In The Organic Biopesticides And Fungicides And Distributors Of Organic Agricultural Products In Mexico

BioNovelus CEO Jean Ekobo shared his amazing experience in visiting leading companies in the organic biopesticides and fungicides and distributors of organic agricultural products in Mexico. …Still on a mission to fight coffee rust! Bringing one of our green solutions: biopesticide CR-10.


Last July 10, 2016, Mr. Ekobo tweeted:

He was so excited about the great interest for CR-10 in Mexico.

Of course, he also got the enjoy the beauty of the country and its people.

In general, it was a very successful trip.

Now focused on the devastation that created the coffee rust in Mexico, especially in the “specialty coffee regions) of Chiapas, and Veracruz.