coffee&climate has launched an online toolbox to help farmers adjust to the effects of climate change.
The online toolbox consolidates best climate adaptation and mitigation techniques and is free to use and openly accessible from everywhere in the world.
“The aim of the toolbox is to enable coffee farmers worldwide to effectively respond to climate change,” said Michael Opitz, director of the initiative for coffee&climate. “It is essential that all coffee farmers in the world have access to such important information.”
It is the initiative’s goal to make innovative and scientifically proven practices available to the farmers. Through the toolbox they can learn which agricultural techniques work under specific climatic conditions.
The toolbox is a compilation of tools, climate maps, case studies, guidelines and training materials. It equips farmers and farming communities with valuable information about farming techniques and practices that are climate resilient.
All of the tools are continuously tested and developed by farmers together with some of the world’s leading scientists. Based on evaluations from farmers in the field, the materials in the toolbox will be regularly updated and reviewed.
The toolbox can be found at www.toolbox.coffeeandclimate.org.