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INSIGHT - If your coffee's going downhill, blame climate change

Coffee leader Brazil is turning to stronger and more bitter robusta beans, which are hardier in the heat than the delicate arabica, in a sign of how climate change is affecting global markets – and shaping our favourite flavours. Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of ...

Reuters

Mekong Coffee Growers Struggle with Drought and a Warming Climate

In villages around the city of Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnamese farmers wait for the monsoon that normally arrives in April or May. “The fruits look ripe outside, but the bean is crispy and small because there was not enough rain,” says 28-year-old Y Bel Eban from Krong village, ...

Karoline Kan

In search of Arabica in Vietnam's war-scarred soil

Arabica could hold the key to escaping poverty for farmers in Vietnam’s province Quang Tri, but is it a sustainable option?[] The Mekong Institute (MI), an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable economic and social development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, came up with an initiative to ...

Bao Yen

Mekong Institute transforms the lives of coffee growers

Thailand based Mekong Institute (MI) has taken on a mission to improve the lives of coffee growers in Vietnam and the outcome so far is encouraging.[] The project was part of the Regional and Local Economic Development – East-West Economic Corridor (RLED-EWEC) being implemented since ...

Sumalee Suwannakorn

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