Coffee Under Pressure (CUP): Adapting to climate change in Mesoamerica

Published on 13 July 2011

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Start Date: 1 June 2009 | End Date: 31 May 2014

Overview

With the overall objective of helping smallholder coffee farmers in Central America and Mexico adapt to the impacts of climate change, the specific activities of this project include:

  • Predict the future suitability and distribution of GMCR coffee sourcing areas.
  • Evaluate possible impacts of climate change on coffee quality and quantity.
  • Identify alternative crops suitable under predicted climate change scenarios for key regions.
  • Evaluate the implications of changes in coffee quality and quantity in three case study sites on social parameters (income, poverty, equity etc).
  • Accompany farmer organizations and engage with supply chain actors to design adequate adaptation scenarios.

Donor: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR)

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