Helping Vietnam’s Coffee Sector Become More Climate Resilient

From: blogs.ei.columbia.edu

Coffee is a big business in Vietnam, accounting for 3% of its gross domestic product and about 15% of its agricultural exports.

But climate variability and change are threatening the country’s coffee crops. Rising temperatures and extreme weather have subjected Vietnamese coffee farmers to increasing uncertainties: longer droughts, more frequent floods, and severe outbreaks of pests and diseases that result in reduced productivity.

To help farmers adapt to these climate-driven changes, the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Columbia World Project is developing a new platform that will deliver location-specific climate information and growing-season advisories to help Vietnam’s coffee farmers increase yields and reduce operating costs.

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