Project 2

Project 2

Published on 9 May 2023
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the effects of climate change
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have hit coffee growers in Central Africa especially hard.
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The two most common types of coffee, arabica and robusta,
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are susceptible to climate change effects like
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droughts
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rising temperatures
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an increase in pests
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greater frequency and severity of disease
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Yet, climate change and deforestation
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threaten remaining wild coffee species
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60% of 124 species might be at risk of extinction
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Growers in Uganda are adapting
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Liberica excelsa, a variety native to tropical Central Africa
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Growers have mixed this variety into normal bags of robusta coffee for years
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in greater quantities and selling it under its own real name
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more resistant to heat, drought and disease
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the variety that will allow us to keep drinking coffee