Climate Change and The Coffee Industry( en)

Available in English, French and Spanish. This technical paper focuses on the effect of climate change on global coffee production, with particular reference to small coffee producers in developing and least developed countries. It highlights the possible effects of climate change on quality, yield, pests and diseases, and irrigation; considers potential areas of intervention, and looks at short-term solutions and long-term strategies to make coffee producers better prepared.  It also discusses the issue of carbon credits, and provides examples of individual initiatives to reduce product carbon footprint; lists ongoing initiatives and information sources that may assist coffee growers.