One example of how a cooperative in Peru is working to minimise the impacts of climate change on their livelihood.
The coffee farmers of Sonomoro Cooperative in Northern Peru have seen dramatic weather changes in their region. Unpredictable rainfall, increases in disease and more are dramatically changing the livelihoods. This year, ‘La Roya’, a coffee fungus ran rampant through many of the farmers fields devastating the harvest. A partnership between the German supermarket chain LIDL, Twin Trading, Fairtrade International and the cooperative is helping farmers learn to adapt to the effects of climate change through a variety of efforts.