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Colombian Farmers Defy Challenges To Coffee Production


Luz Dary Pérez de Duque, from Colombia’s mountainous Risaralda region, has been cultivating coffee all her life. Her family has been doing it for generations.

Colombia’s fertile soils are ideal for growing the country’s world-famous coffee. But production is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable, with a changing climate giving rise to challenges such as flooding, drought, pests, disease, mudslides and erosion.

With the added strain of falling coffee prices, many farmers – like Luz Dary – struggle to make a living. If they cannot earn enough from coffee, they will stop cultivating it and production will decline even further.

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