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Eleventh Hour: Amadeo Coffee farmers fighting a lesser-known enemy

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Justin Paolo Interno wrote about how climate change has impacted Amadeo, Cavite—once the country’s top coffee producer.

Justin had the rare opportunity to get a grasp of the situation from the coffee farmers in Amadeo while working as a research assistant in the quaint town last year: The concept of climate change remains a buzzword for farmers, but they are trying to adapt to its varying circumstances. Had they been capacitated early on dealing with the impacts of climate change, they could have preserved the once glorious coffee industry in their town.

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