Coffee under threat: how climate and the global market combine to create a crisis

 Broadcast by BBC World Service, From Our Own Correspondent, 27 May 2014: Audio  Published in the Observer, 30 March 2014: Under the coffee bushes, Rosibel and Benjamín Fijardo are on their knees, scraping carefully through a litter of dead leaves and dried mud. They are scavenging for stray coffee berries, fallen when the harvesters went through the … Continue reading Coffee under threat: how climate and the global market combine to create a crisis

Food, famine and climate change: India's scorched earth

11th October 2009 The Observer Suicide is the latest epidemic among farming communities as climate change parches the heart of India, destroying agriculture and plunging the poorest families into crippling debt. In Andhra Pradesh, everyone we met had lost faith in the weather. "It is," said one woman, a groundnut farmer and a mother of … Continue reading Food, famine and climate change: India's scorched earth