Climate change threatens coffee production

A farmer looks at a coffee plant that has been attacked by the coffee wilt disease. File Photo.

What you need to know:

Uganda has the potential to produce much more coffee but a number of factors hinder the prospects, of which climate change plays a major role.

Current changes in climatic conditions are an increasing threat to coffee growing in the country. This would lead to a significant loss in incomes, given the fact that the crop is a primary export and thus, a principal foreign exchange earner.

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