“Why do you look so worried, Scorch?” Verum said.
“I am reading about the recent changes in the crops and it isn’t looking good,” Scorch said.
“What sort of changes are we talking about?” Orak said.
Scorch replied, “As we already know, the world is growing warmer due to global warming. The crops are lso changing.
Let’s take the examples of coffee, cashew, and avocados. They grow in certain parts of the world. But as these parts of the world grow warmer, the production of these crops will reduce.
A new study suggests that major coffee-growing regions in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Colombia will decrease by around 50% in 2050. It will be a problem as the demand for coffee, cashews, and avocados is always increasing in the richer countries.”
“Coffee is one of the most important crops in the world. It’s not only a beverage, but it is also the livelihood for millions of small farmers,” Felix said.
“Will new regions become suitable for growing more coffee then?” Verum said.
“Yes, some regions in Argentina, South Africa, China, and New Zealand will become suitable for producing coffee. But it won’t be enough,” Scorch said.
Scorch added, “The areas of the world suitable for growing cashew will increase by 17%. But it is not all good news. Countries that are reliant on cashew production such as India and Benin will become less suitable.
Mexico is the world’s largest avocado producer. It will have more suitable areas for production. But Peru will lose half of its suitable area!”
“Is there a solution for this?” Orak said.
“The study suggests that there should be efforts made to help farmers adapt to the climate change,” Scorch said.