Climate Change and Intensive Farming Harming Coffee Production

Coffee is at risk of running out by the end of the century as a result of intensive farming and climate change, scientists have warned.

Eighty scientists have published a report warning that two-thirds of land used to grow coffee beans in African could be "unviable" by 2100 unless new plantations are created.

Countries such as Ethiopia could be particularly affected, with others outside of Africa such as Brazil already struggling with drought as a result of changes in the climate.

Other crops such as bananas and beans could also suffer and be replaced by other vegetables such as yams, the report said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/coffee-could-be-drastically-affected-by-climate-change-africa-by-end-of-century-in-africa-a7021846.html

Mindy McAdams

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