Cacao Commodity Watch

John Corbett - Chief Science Officer at aWhere - looks at Cacao production around the world.  Ag-meteorological assessment using aWhere's Agriculture Intelligence platform to deliver true insights.

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Malawi & Southern Africa

John Corbett - Chief Science Officer at aWhere - takes an in-depth look at Malawi & Southern Africa using aWhere's Agriculture Intelligence platform.

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Blog 180128.pngCurrent coffee production conditions in Brazil appear to have some contradictory messages.  Yes, it is drier than normal.  Yes, some areas have experienced some short periods of water stress – and there are a few areas that seriously need some rainfall to maintain healthy production.   But ‘drier than normal’ conditions does not equate to drought stress as current conditions, though drier than normal, can still have sufficient moisture to maintain plant health.  Check out the recent aWhere Commodity Watch – Coffee Production Conditions, Brazil, end January 2018.

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aWhere Coffee Report: Monitoring Brazil - December 13, 2017

aWhere is pleased to provide a mid-December perspective on the current Brazil coffee crop. Dryness that had started to cause concern has pretty much disappeared and most of Brazil’s production areas have received ample rainfall. One small caution worth watching… Last year’s harvest was smaller than expected due in part to dry conditions in January and again in late February and March. In addition, there was more damage than expected from coffee borer.  Insect pests can multiply incredibly quickly and with this season’s anticipated big harvest (~60M bags is now a common target), no weather aberrations or significant insect damage can occur to reach that target.

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Brazil Coffee Update: December 1, 2017

There are a couple of developments related to Brazil's coffee crop that are worth sharing: Forecast accuracy, changing weather (comparison to normal is simply odd), and today’s forecast (there is a whopping large amount of rain).

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