Climate change is a serious threat to coffee production and farmers’ livelihoods. Computer models show that by 2050, 40-60 percent of the coffee area may no longer be suitable for farming if no measures are taken.
Changes in temperature and precipitation combined with extreme weather events directly affect coffee quality and coffee production at all stages – by causing new diseases and pests, how to affect flowering, harvest and drying. Smallholder farmers are often most vulnerable because they depend largely on natural resources and have limited capacity to cope with climate change.
While Robert Ballard argues with Buzz Aldrin about whether the future home of humans will turn to the surface of the ocean or Mars when the earth is ravaged by climate change.
Because climate factors change drastically from region to region and there is no one solution that is perfectly suited to climate change, in 2010, key members from the region. Private, development and research have teamed up to address the challenges posed to the entire coffee value chain by changing climatic conditions. The coffee and climate initiative was established as a development cooperation with a vision to enable all coffee growing families around the world to effectively respond to climate change.
Our mission is to support coffee farmers around the world by combining the science of modern climate change and proven farming methods, providing appropriate practice tools. , form a network of all stakeholders in this area and adopt a pre-competitive approach, covering the entire value chain.
Sustainable coffee production and productivity go hand in hand. Sustainable growth of coffee helps farmers to increase climate tolerance, contribute to carbon reduction, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem stability while helping farmers stabilize and improve their incomes and their livelihoods.
This initiative developed a risk-based approach in the absence of measurable evidence, analyzed farmers’ specific local contexts and identified potential adaptation activities to address. The main challenges are related to the climate they face.
In this way, they approach offers a systematic, comprehensive and practical way to tackle climate change, while also developing coping strategies in this area through an ongoing learning process.