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Economic Botany

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 111–139 | Cite as

Ethiopian coffee—its significance to world coffee problems

  • Pierre G. Sylvain
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Abstract

Recent studies seem to confirm that Ethiopia should definitely be considered as the native home ofCoffea arabica L. Good natural conditions make this country the main exporter ot this type of coffee in Africa and potentially one of the most important producers in the world. There is such a great genetical variation among the “wild” coffees that they constitute the best sources ot germ plasm now available for programs of improvement of the species. Already some trees have been found resistant or immune to all the cultures of the main rust organism with which they were inoculated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre G. Sylvain
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter-American Institute of Agricultural SciencesTurrialba

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