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Wake up and Smell the Coffee…

Coffee farmers in Uganda are worried that climate change is damaging production of coffee, Uganda‘s biggest export.

“Global warming will be very dangerous for my coffee,” says one 33-year-old coffee farmer Emmanual Kawesi, explaining that more sunshine and less rain means coffee beans will shrivel and yields will decrease.

Today, coffee brings in over half of Uganda‘s revenue. A report released by Uganda‘s Department of Meteorology late last year, however, warned that just a slight increase in temperature could wipe out most of the country’s coffee crop.

“It’s hotter now – this is not usual,” says Kawesi.

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