Coffee responses and adaptation to climate change in Central America

Published on 14 September 2012

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Timeline

Start Date: 23 May 2011 | End Date: 22 May 2014

Overview

The project aims to prepare agricultural production systems in Nicaragua and Honduras for progressive climate change. Specifically it seeks to:

  • Predict suitability changes in the most important high-value and staple crops (50 species) considering different scenarios of progressive climate change
  • Evaluate the socio-economic impact of climate change on farmers’ livelihoods and the level of vulnerability of production systems
  • Develop climate change adaptation strategies for the most important production systems and mitigation measures to offset or minimize the adverse effects of climate change to ensure food security.

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2 Responses to “Coffee responses and adaptation to climate change in Central America”

  1. Nicole Thill says:

    What affects have been seen of climate change that are affecting the way that coffee crops grow in Central America? What reasons do you speculate are causing this climate change and why? Do you think that climate change has been a factor is the recent outbreak of coffee rust in Central American coffee producers?

  2. Peter Laderach says:

    Climate change impacts coffee suitability, yield, quality, pest and disease pressure.
    Find more information here: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org/identification-of-the-vulnerability-of-coffee-farmers-livelihoods-and-development-of-adaptation-strategies-to-climate-change-in-mesoamerican/

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