8 DIFFERENCE OF COFFEE FARMING BETWEEN KENYA AND BRAZIL

8 DIFFERENCE OF COFFEE FARMING BETWEEN KENYA AND BRAZIL
  • In Brazil work is done by tenants while in Kenya it‟s done by family members or casual labourers.
  • Brazil earns more foreign exchange from coffee than Kenya.




  • In Kenya only ripe berries are picked while in brazil ripe and unripe berries are picked due to little
  • supervision which affects the quality of coffee.
  • In Brazil, coffee is mainly grown on plateaus while in Kenya it‟s mainly grown in the highlands.
  • In Brazil farmers are faced with the climatic hazard of frost which is not experienced in Kenya.
  • Brazilian government encourages diversification while Kenyan government doesn’t.
  • Brazil’s coffee production is higher than Kenya‟s so it‟s allocated a bigger quota in the world market.
  • In Brazil there are two sets of labourers while in Kenya the same set of labourers do all the work.
  • In Brazil there is a good network of roads and railways connecting plantations to export ports while in Kenya transport system requires to be improved.




  • In Kenya coffee is grown in soils such as red volcanic soils while in Brazil its grown mainly in terrarossa soils which are quite good for coffee.
  • In Kenya most coffee is produced by small scale holders while in Brazil it’s by large holders.
  • In Brazil little attention is paid to soil fertility leading to soil exhaustion and erosion while in Kenya there is application of fertilizers and manure and control of erosion.

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