Burundi coffee revenues tumble
BBC News, Friday 23 April 1999
Burundian officials have reported a sharp reduction in revenues from coffee, the country's main export earner.
The state-run coffee agency said the latest coffee season had brought in only thirty million dollars, down from fifty-five million the previous year.
Officials have blamed bad weather for a poor crop.
Correspondents say coffee production in Burundi has decreased steadily over the past five years as a result of the civil war, during which large numbers of farmers have been killed or displaced.