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Climate research offers coffee farmers hope for their crops

Guatemala's third largest export after raw sugar and bananas is coffee. The plant thrives in a narrow climate range at a certain elevation on the country's mountainous slopes. Changing rainfall, rising temperature, and a fungus called “coffee rust” is affecting the crop and the livelihoods of indigenous farmers in the region. However, scientists think they've found a way to ensure climate models are correct, which might help these farmers adapt. Filmmaker Mari Cleven interviews Diego Pons and Kevin Anchukaitis about their research in this informative short.


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