Coffee Plantation helping biodiversity
Starting in the 17th century, Coffee plantations have helped in maintaining the biodiversity of the Western Ghats. More than 10,000 MT of coffee is produced every year in the Western Ghats, out of which 70 to 80% is exported to countries like Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States.
Moreover, 43% of India’s coffee produce comes out of only one district, the Kodagu district in Karnataka. Karnataka at 71% and Kerala at 21% contribute most to the coffee production in the Western Ghats.