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A farmer collects coffee seeds in a plantation near Ciudad Bolivar, 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Bogota, Columbia on June 11, 2009. | Rodrigo Arangua/Getty Images
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Coffee Production Could Plummet Because of Climate Change

In a novel study, researchers evaluated the likely effects of warming temperatures and changing conditions of pollinator species on Latin American coffee production.

A new study finds that global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world's largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 percent by 2050. | Neil Palmer, International Center for Tropical Agriculture