Understanding coffee farming practices and prospects in Yemen: case study from Bani Matar

Arzaq Al-Najjar, Youri Dijkxhoorn, Rehab Zubiry, Ruerd Ruben

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Abstract

Yemen faces a multitude of conflict-related and structural challenges, as a result, the agricultural productivity has been low. Coffee has been an important subsector and used to be an important source of income for farmers but nowadays coffee hardly generates a profit. Farmers are expanding qat production due to increasing consumer demand and better profits. An expansion of qat production also puts pressure on the scarce water supply in the country. This study provides insight into how coffee is grown and traded and how the sector can be supported for sustainable development and how it can be more attractive to grow coffee instead of qat.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9789464476200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen Economic Research
No.2023-044

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