Arbor Day Coffee: The Shade-grown Approach to more Sustainable Coffee Production

Arbor Day Coffee Arbor Day Coffee: The Shade-grown Approach to more Sustainable Coffee Production By Jon Ferguson | November 6, 2018 From melting glaciers to larger and more frequent forest fires, climate change is affecting the world in which we live. Tropical trees and coffee shrubs are among the living things influenced by the changes wrought by rising global temperatures. Importantly, soils, elevation, and temperature are among the exacting conditions necessary for coffee production and the livelihoods of the many farm families who depend on these crops. Recent research predicts that by the year 2050, only half the land currently used for coffee production will continue to be suitable. Read Are You Drinking Fair Trade? As production moves upslope to forest ecosystems at higher elevations, the danger of increased deforestation in the world’s rain forests becomes a very real possibility. The Arbor Day Foundation is taking a proactive lead in promoting farming, purchas..
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Arbor Day® Coffee: The Shade-grown Approach to more Sustainable Coffee Production

Arbor Day Coffee Arbor Day® Coffee: The Shade-grown Approach to more Sustainable Coffee Production By Jon Ferguson | November 6, 2018 From melting glaciers to larger and more frequent forest fires, climate change is affecting the world in which we live. Tropical trees and coffee shrubs are among the living things influenced by the changes wrought by rising global temperatures. Importantly, soils, elevation, and temperature are among the exacting conditions necessary for coffee production and the livelihoods of the many farm families who depend on these crops. Recent research predicts that by the year 2050, only half the land currently used for coffee production will continue to be suitable. Read Are You Drinking Fair Trade? As production moves upslope to forest ecosystems at higher elevations, the danger of increased deforestation in the world’s rain forests becomes a very real possibility. The Arbor Day Foundation is taking a proactive lead in promoting farming, purcha..
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