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Will there be any coffee left in 100 years?

Nov. 14, 2016

Tim Schilling speaks at World Coffee Leaders Forum in Korea

At the 5th annual World Coffee Leaders Forum in Seoul Korea,  Tim Schilling joined five other industry leaders in a plenary presentation on science and communication.

Dr. Schilling addressed the very real threat of climate change, asking "Will There Be Any Coffee Left in 100 Years?"

Predicting the demand for coffee to double by 2050, and for agriculturally viable land to diminish by half in the same time, Dr. Schilling presented the case for a severe shortage of coffee in the near future. He also explained several ways in which World Coffee Research has been working to prevent such a crisis, through the launch of the first global breeding program for coffee, a global coffee monitoring system, and programs to disseminate better information to farmers.

Tim Schilling World Coffee Leaders Forum

Download the presentation here.

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