San Salvador, El Salvador: Asociacion Cafetalera de El Salvador, 1973. 117pp. Single-sided. 7 1/4 x 9 3/4". Small stains and overall tanning on both sides of softcover, cream; multiple seminar documents and photographs of participants. Illustration of coffee beans and a steaming cup in brown, red and green on cover with brown text. Spine worn, inside clean. Very good. OCLC locates only one copy in the Netherlands (5/26/2021).
The red berries on the cover are native to Africa, the coffee berry borer, (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), and has gradually invaded most coffee-growing areas worldwide. Adult females colonize the coffee berry and oviposit within galleries in the coffee seeds. Larvae and adults consume the seeds, resulting in drastic reductions in yields and quality, negatively affecting the income of approximately 20 million coffee-growing families ( 100 million people) in 80 countries. This must have been one of the many topics during the eight-day conference.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4535578/ down loaded on 5/17/2.