In Kenya a record coffee bean crop has been harvested this year, with a massive 25 per cent increase over 1972.
GV Coffee field
SCU Women pick coffee beans
Tracking Shot past coffee beans and children picking
SV & CU Children picking beans (5 shots)
SV & CU Woman with baby picks beans
SV Women carry bean bins
SV African workers, beans thru encampment
SV & CU Containers into truck (4 shots)
SV PAN tractor leaves with coffee beans
GV PAN factory exterior
SV Beans emptied into hopper
CU Beans along water course
SV CU INT. beans processed and into trough (3 shots)
SV Beans and husks separated
CU PAN Wet beans
CU Machine agitates beans (2 shots)
CU Beans spread and dried (2 shots)
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Background: In Kenya a record coffee bean crop has been harvested this year, with a massive 25 per cent increase over 1972.
With a total production of 76,000 metric tons, the industry earned Kenya foreign currency totalling GBP K33,000,000 (GBP 26 million sterling).
Once again West Germany was the largest importer of Kenyan coffee followed by Holland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
In its annual report the Coffee Board of Kenya said the large crop increase could be attributed to good weather, pest control and improved farming methods.