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Poor climate

The Fairtrade drinks producer Cafédirect reported on 9 October that the incomes of small-scale tea and coffee farmers could fall by up to 90% in the next 15 years.
Farmers are being forced to move uphill an average of three to four metres every year – in Kenya, Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua – to escape pestilence and disease caused by rises in temperature.
At the end of September, a report for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank predicted that, by 2050, climate change will cause 25 million more children to go hungry because of food shortages and rising prices.
Wheat yields in developing countries could decline by over 30% and prices rise by 170%.

Topics: Global South