Comparison of Coffee Farming in Kenya and Brazil

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Similarities

  • Both countries grow similar species of coffee i.e. Arabica and Robusta
  • In both countries, coffee is a major foreign exchange earner
  • In both countries the coffee farms are scientifically managed



Differences

  • In Kenya the production is on a small scale while in Brazil the production is on large scale
  • In Brazil , the farms are exclusively on coffee while in Kenya the farmers practice mixed farming alongside coffee growing
  • Kenya relies heavily on artificial fertilizers to curb soil exhaustion while in Brazil farmers rely mainly on natural soil fertility/minimal use of artificial fertilizers
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