Ugandan coffee threatened by climate change

Growers say that global warming is damaging production of Uganda's biggest export, agencies reported on Monday.

"Global warming will be very dangerous for my coffee," AFP quoted grower Emmanuel Kawesi as saying. More sunshine and less rain, he
said, would mean coffee beans shriveling and yields decreasing.

A slight increase in temperature, a report by the country’s Department of Meteorology warned last year, could wipe out most of Uganda’s
coffee crop, which brings in over half of the country’s revenue.

Global interest in fine Arabica coffee varieties found in Ugandan and other east African highlands has recently surged, the report noted.

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