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LEAF - Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food 

Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR)

CLR caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix Berkeley and Broome is the most important disease worldwide in Arabica coffee with an annual considerable economic damage (estimated at US$ 1-2 billion). 

Coffee Berry Disease (CBD)

CBD caused by the fungus Colletotrichum kahawae Bridge and Waller is still restricted to Arabica coffee in Africa.  CBD epidemics can quickly destroy 50-80% of the developing crop during prolonged wet and cool weather conditions. Annual economic damage to Arabica coffee production in Africa is estimated at US$ 300-500 million, due to crop losses by CBD and additional costs for chemical control. 



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