Coffee farmers struggle to adjust to climate change

Seattle Times: One of the biggest problems facing coffee farmers in India and elsewhere is climate change. Fluctuations in the weather have always happened, but they come more frequently now and are often more extreme, farmers say. Like many tropical crops, coffee needs predictable dry and wet seasons and cannot tolerate extreme temperature fluctuations. "Climate change is hitting us hard,' said Jacob Mammen, managing director of India's Badra Estates. Three times in recent years, Badra has lost a third of......

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