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23. Uganda: Robusta Coffee study

Increasing temperatures threaten some crop varieties. In Uganda, the total area suitable for growing Robusta coffee would be dramatically reduced with a temperature increase of 2 degrees Centigrade. Only higher areas would remain suitable for coffee production, the rest would become too hot to grow coffee. This study shows the vulnerability of developing countries, whose economies often rely heavily on one or two agricultural products.