Roads to Coffee, Sugar Affected by Matthew

By Kelsey Duckett

The livelihood of Central America’s ability to profit and trade two of their biggest goods was hit hard last weekend by  Tropical Storm Matthew, which is just the latest storm to hit the region — this time though the storm left roads key to coffee areas washed out and sugar crops flooded.

According to Reuters Africa,the storm, which killed at least six people and forced hundreds to evacuate, put the coffee crop in danger — if not cut in time coffee can ferment, if this is the case it will affect Honduras and Guatemala, Central America’s two biggest producers.

The flooding caused by Matthew has also forced the cut in estimated sugar output for the season. And for some this is not the first time this year they have had to cut their estimate this year.


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