Future-proofing coffee plants to resist climate change
When we enjoy a delicious cup of NESCAFÉ it can transport us to lush, planted fields where coffee is grown and harvested. For the farmer, however, the situation can be more complex. Climate change can reduce the volume of coffee grown with less fertile land and water shortages. Coffee trees naturally take a long time to produce and can be more vulnerable to disease in harsher conditions. Since 2010, NESCAFÉ helps farmers grow more resilient crops by distributing plantlets that can resist the effects of climate change and, by being more productive, help reduce carbon emissions. It’s a little step forward that helps farmers grow more resilient coffee and may lead towards a better future.
"Since 2010, NESCAFÉ Plan farmers received over 250 million coffee plantlets and by 2030 NESCAFÉ will have distributed 400 million coffee plantlets"