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Worldwide, 25 million coffee farmers make it possible for 2.25 billion cups of coffee to be consumed each day. It's a $19 billion dollar industry relied upon by over 120 million people in more than 70 countries.

A recent report from The Climate Institute states rising temperatures and altering rainfall patterns brought on by climate change will apply enormous stress to this industry. Unless emissions are drastically reduced, “climate change is projected to cut the global area suitable for coffee production by as much as 50 percent by 2050.”

By 2080, climate change could render coffee extinct.

This means that 25 million coffee farmers—who hail from the equatorial environments where coffee can grow—could no longer support their families. This means that those reliant on coffee could become displaced, out of work, and seeking refuge. This means that, if we can't drastically slow climate change, the best way to combat this issue is to better fund the research of agricultural innovation. Without innovation, coffee won't survive—it won't be able to grow on mountain sides; it won't be able to withstand vicious pests that thrive off of the rising temperatures.

Without innovation, 120 million people could lose their livelihoods.

Sign below to request the reallocation of funds from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), so that agricultural innovation gives coffee and its farmers a fighting chance against climate change.

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To the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development:

Unless there soon comes a drastic reduction of emissions worldwide, climate change will devour one of our key global crops: coffee. Specifically, a recent report from The Climate Institute predicts that, at its current rate, climate change will cut the global area suitable for coffee production by as much as 50 percent. They also project that 30 years from then, in 2080, wild coffee will officially become extinct.

If this happens without interjection, 120 million people in 70 countries reliant upon the $19 billion coffee industry could find themselves unable to make a living. We can't let this happen.

So I write to you today to help spark that interjection, to guide your attention to the 25 million coffee farmers who—in order to overcome the obstacles that come with shifting plantations up mountain sides; in order to maximize yield despite rising temperatures; in order to combat vicious pests that thrive with climate change—are in need of innovation they can't currently fund.

I write to you so that funds of the International Fund for Agricultural Development may be reallocated, and that innovative techniques for these farmers become IFAD's utmost priority. Without such a shift, these farmers and their families run the extreme risk of perishing with the crop whose demand they've lived off of for years—a scenario no one on this earth should face.

Thank you.


Petition Signatures

Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson Coffee has become a part of our lives. Please help farmers relocate or do what they have to do to continue their farming.
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Candice C
Mar 16, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 16, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 12, 2018 Courtney Sulak
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 H McCrillis
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 Emma Jackson
Mar 8, 2018 virginia green we need the coffee to keep us all going everday and its also healthful for us to drink.
Mar 4, 2018 Lynda Cruickshank
Mar 2, 2018 John Dalla
Mar 2, 2018 Jason Saville
Feb 27, 2018 carol ozouf
Feb 26, 2018 Juanita Montano
Feb 26, 2018 Silva Kruzic
Feb 26, 2018 Jeanette Fletcher
Feb 26, 2018 Valerie Romero
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
Feb 23, 2018 Luna Miller
Feb 21, 2018 Lisa Guerra
Feb 21, 2018 christine burgess
Feb 20, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Feb 20, 2018 Claudia Martinez
Feb 20, 2018 J. Reiling
Feb 17, 2018 Myrna Alvarado
Feb 17, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Feb 17, 2018 Warren Allely
Feb 15, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2018 Russell Jackson
Feb 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 Liz Pope
Feb 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 Ioanna G.
Jan 28, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 28, 2018 Donna Delin
Jan 27, 2018 Chris Sterry
Jan 23, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 22, 2018 Rita Leone
Jan 22, 2018 nancy lowe
Jan 19, 2018 Allen Olson
Jan 18, 2018 Danuta Watola
Jan 17, 2018 stephanie rohmer
Jan 17, 2018 paulo reeson
Jan 17, 2018 mike robertson
Jan 17, 2018 Elizabeth McGowan
Jan 17, 2018 Donita Lowrey
Jan 16, 2018 Sarah Sullivan

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