Register now for the YouTube Premiere of the keynote speech of Michael Opitz: “Growing Coffee in the Face of Climate Change – Addressing and Mitigating the Impacts”.
Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm (CET)
Climate change has a big impact on coffee farming and, by extension, on entire communities of coffee farming families. Pests and diseases, for example, occur more often and coffee cultivation becomes more challenging due to extreme temperatures and erratic weather events such as heavier rainfalls and prolonged dry spells. This results in the loss of yields up to complete harvests of coffee as well as food crops.
coffee&climate (c&c) supports farming families in not only becoming more resilient to these effects of climate change but also in increasing their yields. Michael Opitz is Managing Director at Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, the foundation that implements the c&c projects. In his keynote speech, he explains how challenges can be turned into opportunities and how farming families can write their own success stories despite all the adversities posed by climate change. The speech was recorded at at the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022 and will be shown online on February 8, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. as a YouTube Premiere.