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ETHIOPIA'S COFFEE INDUSTRY THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

COFFEE PLANTS IDEALLY NEED MILD TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 15 TO 26 DEGREES CELSIUS TO THRIVE.

ETHIOPIAN FARMERS SEEK ALTERNATIVE MEASURES AS HIGHER TEMPERATURES AFFECT THE COUNTRY'S COFFEE INDUSTRY.

"Coffee is the country's biggest export earner, which is why the government is so focused on helping deal with the effects of climate change."
"The amount of coffee we can produce is fluctuating, especially when there is a lot of sun during the dry seasons in recent years," Kebede Garmamu, coffee farmer, told Al Jazeera.
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Global warming is affecting the lives of an estimated 15 million Ethiopian farmers, who heavily rely on the coffee industry for their livelihood.  Ethiopia is Africa's largest coffee producer and ranks fifth globally, but...

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