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  • The coming climate

    Project Update

    Date: 9.18.19
    zambia imlvt

    Which varieties are deeply affected by small changes in climate—for example, hotter, drier temperatures—and which have stable performance across a wide range of climates? How does climate impact yields, disease tolerance, or cup quality? Shockingly, there is almost nothing known about the effects of environment on coffee tree performance.

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  • F1 Hybrids Explainer

    Project Update

    Date: 9.9.19
    Root structure

    While these varieties are still relatively new to coffee farmers and industry, it is difficult to imagine a future without them. No varieties in the past have been able to combine traits that matter to both farmers and consumers in quite the same way. F1 hybrids will be key to helping coffee producers remain profitable and resilient in the face of climate change.

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  • Coming along in Kenya

    Project Update

    Date: 8.21.19
    kenya imlvt

    Kenya was one of the first countries to be included in the International Multilocation Variety Trial.

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  • coffee trees uganda

    Work is underway at a new Breeding Hub in East Africa, which is using advanced breeding approaches to help combat low yield, climate change, and disease. A new article in Global Coffee Report highlights the work so far.

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  • Re:Co 2019: Profitability from the Ground Up

    Project Update

    Date: 8.6.19
    Mundo Maya seedlings

    Danielle Knueppel and Enrique Magaña's 2019 Re:Co presentation is now available on YouTube. In it, they discuss WCR's Global Coffee Monitoring Program, and explore how it uses rigorous, on-farm science to create a global data set that addresses the profitability of coffee farming from the ground up.

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