PHOTOS: Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?

PHOTOS: Are Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?
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A worker in Kenya pours ripe coffee berries after a harvest.

The coffee crop in Kenya, like those of all coffee-producing countries, is vulnerable to damage by the coffee berry borer, but researchers are looking to fight the insect in innovative ways, including the use of fungi.

Coffee is produced in 70 countries, and the industry employs some 20 million farming families around the globe. It's the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil.
—Photograph by Christopher Pillitz/Getty Images
 
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