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TWO DEGREES UP – PART ONE: COLOMBIA

Small coffee producers in Colombia are already feeling the effects of climate change on this vital, high-value cash crop.

At higher elevations in the southwestern Cauca department, production is still profitable, but as you move downhill you see the effect of what a two-degree temperature rise – projected for 2050 – could mean for the future of coffee production: devastated crops, and coffee farmers who have abandoned their coffee plants and been forced to move into less profitable crops.

The farmers featured here, in Two Degrees Up: COLOMBIA, provide precisely the kind of testimonies that will help policymakers meeting in Cancun, Mexico for the COP16 Climate Change talks, need to hear.

TWO DEGREES UP – PART TWO: GHANA

Farmers in the Upper West Region of Ghana are finding that rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable rains are compounding the long-running problems of population pressure and declining soil fertility.

The CGIAR’s Climate Change Research Program, led by CIAT, is seeking sustainable scientific solutions to help small farmers prepare for – and rise to the challenge of – climate change. The Two Degrees Up series of photo stories takes a closer look at the scale of the challenge ahead.

For more, visit ciat.cgiar.org and ccafs.cgiar.org. For more information about these photo stories, email Neil Palmer.

TWO DEGREES UP – PART THREE: KENYA

A look at farming systems in the country’s Mount Kenya region, and innovative ways for small farmers to adapt to the problem of water stress, compounded by rising temperatures and unpredictable rain.

Part of the Two Degrees Up series to mark the launch of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Program (CCAFS), led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), to develop scientific solutions to help small farmers around the world adapt to climate change.

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