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    The Future of Coffee in Brazil is Shade-Grown

    By Jon Ferguson | April 2, 2020

    According to research recently published earlier this year, Brazil’s Southeastern Mountain coffee growing region could see a drastic loss of its viable coffee growing landscapes by the year 2050, due primarily to the rising global temperatures caused by a changing climate.  But there is hope, in that, if producers begin to implement coffee agroforestry systems with an average of 50% shade coverage across these current landscapes, it will help buffer the projected increase of temperature, retaining the production capacity for up to 75% of the land currently being used in this region.    This modeling was conducted by agricultural and…

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