This book is part of an outreach campaign conducted by Clima y Café, a project that raises awareness for and supports climate change adaptation, particularly in the Colombian coffee growing region. In order to reach rural populations with climate change adaptation content, our team wrote, produced and distributed this children’s book for rural schools in the coffee-growing region of Colombia. It targets 10 – 13-year-olds, but is appropriate for readers of many ages. We printed 1,000 copies and distributed them to three municipalities in Colombia for their rural schools (Santuario, Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal). The book is now available online in Spanish and English.
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Life Under Climate Change: Colombian Coffee Farmers Report Feeling Chaos
Climate change is a real threat to the Colombian coffee supply chain. There are more than 300,000 coffee farmers in Colombia whose livelihoods are being threatened by an increasingly chaotic climate, and the coffee sector in Colombia provides jobs for over 2 million people. We conducted research with coffee farmers in Colombia to understand how they conceptualize climate change and how they communicate their experiences with it from their perspective and in their own words.
Coffee farmers struggle to adapt to Colombia’s changing climate
The Conversation: Colombia's coffee industry is at risk due to unpredictable seasons, floods, landslides, droughts and pests. Farmers say they want to learn to adapt to these environmental changes but don't know how.