Spilling the beans: Peru’s coffee value chain in a changing climate

Originally published on the website of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Farmers highly dependent on coffee crops for their livelihoods in northeastern Peru will have to find ways to adapt to changing climate conditions, along with the rest of the coffee value chain. Photo: Neil Palmer

A new in-depth study looks at what Peru’s coffee value chain can and must do about climate change.

Climate change will affect Peru’s northeastern coffee region across all links in the crop’s value chain, though primary production will be impacted most significantly, according to a recent study from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

The study analyzes the vulnerability of the coffee value chain in the face of climate change and the adaptive capacity of its actors in the Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martin regions. The study, part of the Café y Clima project for Peru’s National Coffee and Cocoa Chamber, has been supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Read the full blog here.

This blog was written by Alexandra Popescu of CCAFS Latin America.

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