A small insect but a BIG problem!

CBB poster thumbnailCoffee Berry Borer (CBB) is a tiny pest that affects coffee plants throughout the world, including Laos.  Coffee cherries or beans that are damaged by this pest may be rejected by buyers, or farmers will get a lower price .  Fortunately, the pest can be controlled if farmers take the right action during and after harvest.

A new poster has been produced by the Lao Upland Rural Advisory Service (LURAS) to help farmers learn how to control CBB.  The poster is available for everybody involved in coffee production in the North of Laos: farmer groups, district agriculture staff, development projects and coffee companies. Copies are available from the LURAS offices in Phonsavanh and Vientiane. Alternatively, you can print and distribute yourself; just click on the picture to download the file.