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.