National Geographic : 1929 Sep
© National Geographic Society rutuocnromes uy vv. nouei Lviouue PLANTING JAVA'S PRINCIPAL CROP AND HARVESTING HER MOST FAMOUS PRODUCT The women wading in the rice field are transplanting shoots of that staple crop. At the right a coffeepicker rests with baskets ofthe berries that have spread the fame of Java around the world. At one time the island produced more than 100,000,000 pounds of coffee annually, but because ofthe ravages of a blight some of the land that was formerly devoted to growing the savory berries has now beenturned to other uses.