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Coffee, Bees, and Climate Change

By Sarah Oreskovich

Abstract

Worldwide, we drink over 500 billion cups of coffee every year. It is estimated that the demand for coffee will have doubled by 2050, but the suitable land to grow it on will be cut in half due to climate change, specifically due to changes in temperature and precipitation. In addition to climate change, coffee production will also likely be affected indirectly through changes in pollination services from bees. Currently, new hybrid coffee varieties are being developed to be more climate resilient, disease and pest resistant, and that are also high producing and of high quality. We include three case studies of adaptation strategies currently being implemented in specific regions already impacted by climate change

Publisher: Scholarly Commons
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:scholarlycommons.susqu.edu:ssd-1147
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