Coffee Farmers Forced to Move to Highlands

Coffee farmers are moving to highlands in an effort to escape climate change, which according to researchers has contributed to increased diseases and pests and shift in growing conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in their first estimates for the season.

This, the USDA said, will help keep coffee output from the continent at near it record high despite a production drop of about one million bags from the region’s top producer — Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, agrimoney.com reported.

Ethiopia is the largest coffee producer on the continent followed by Uganda.

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Lauren Parnell Marino

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