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Coffee and Climate Change Desk Study: Impacts of Climate Change in the Pilot Country Guatemala of the Coffee & Climate Initiative

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there are several initiatives to promote adaptation to climate change among coffee producers in Central America and at least two in Guatemala, these currently concentrate on development of adaptation plans and promoting sustainable production practices. It is considered that more scientific research is required to develop adaptation technologies Mitigation of the impacts to climate change can be divided into reducing the contribution to climate change from green house gas emissions - primarily as result of nitrogen fertilizer use - or reducing the carbon footprint from coffee production. There are also options for sequestering carbon through reforestation on coffee farms, but at present no process to recognize the carbon conserved in shaded coffee agroforests