Event Title

Coffee, Bees, and Climate Change

Presenter Information

Sarah Oreskovich

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kathy Straub

Start Date

24-4-2018 5:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 6:00 PM

Description

Worldwide, we drink over 500 billion cups of coffee every year. It is estimated that the demand for coffee will have doubled by 2050, but the suitable land to grow it on will be cut in half due to climate change, specifically due to changes in temperature and precipitation. In addition to climate change, coffee production will also likely be affected indirectly through changes in pollination services from bees. Currently, new hybrid coffee varieties are being developed to be more climate resilient, disease and pest resistant, and that are also high producing and of high quality. We include three case studies of adaptation strategies currently being implemented in specific regions already impacted by climate change.

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Coffee, Bees, and Climate Change

Worldwide, we drink over 500 billion cups of coffee every year. It is estimated that the demand for coffee will have doubled by 2050, but the suitable land to grow it on will be cut in half due to climate change, specifically due to changes in temperature and precipitation. In addition to climate change, coffee production will also likely be affected indirectly through changes in pollination services from bees. Currently, new hybrid coffee varieties are being developed to be more climate resilient, disease and pest resistant, and that are also high producing and of high quality. We include three case studies of adaptation strategies currently being implemented in specific regions already impacted by climate change.