A vast majority of coffee is grown in the highlands of Central Guadalcanal, with farmers urging the government to look at means of helping them market the product which is the main source of income for these farmers and their families.
Speaking to Solomon Star yesterday, a coffee farmer Robertson Kuli said that with no effective coffee buyer currently in the country, farmers are finding it hard to earn income for their families.
“Most of us in the highlands of Central Guadalcanal rely very much on our coffee products as it is the main source of income for our families.
“Currently the only coffee buyer in the country which normally does business with us has stopped buying our products, making it difficult for us to sell and earn the necessary income we need to sustain ourselves and our families.
“We therefore call on responsible authorities to consider this and assist us sell or export our products,” Mr Kuli said.
Mr Kuli meanwhile said that their coffee farms in the highlands have blossomed over the past months, however they face the threat of loosing all their products due to lack of buyers currently in the country.
“All our hard work would have been for nothing at all since their is no one to buy our products,” Mr Kuli said.
By Jeremy Inifiri
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