Climate change: Arabica coffee faces a roasting

27 October, 2015 by (comments)

Scientists pinpoint the world’s most vulnerable coffee zones New research gives fresh insights into which of the world’s arabica coffee-producing zones will bear the brunt of climate change. The biggest losers will be in hotter areas with long dry seasons, such as parts of Brazil and Central America. There, almost 80% of land currently used to grow arabica coffeeRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

Colombian coffee: Storming the taste test

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

New coffee study a wake-up call

27 April, 2015 by (comments)

Whether you like it frothy, skinny, straight or short, coffee lovers around the world face a wake-up call as the perfect storm brews for their favourite drink. For the first time, researchers have mapped suitability for Arabica coffee – the most popular, high-quality gourmet variety with a 70 percent global market share – to see how it will cope inRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Climate Change

The Climate Reality Project – Colombian coffee on the frontline

19 December, 2012 by (comments)

It was probably only a matter of time before the names Andy Jarvis, Peter Laderach and Al Gore appeared in the same sentence. So it’s great to see that a recent documentary about climate change and smallholder coffee production in Colombia finally unites these two beacons of CIAT’s climate change research with the former US Vice President, Nobel LaureateRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en

In the news: Reuters covers CIAT’s work on coffee and climate change

19 May, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s Peter Laderach is quoted by leading news agency Reuters today, in an article about the threats and challenges of climate change to coffee production in Central America. Laderach, of CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program, has been working with partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on the Coffee Under Pressure project to assess the risks to arabica coffeeRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions