Climate Change Brews New Coffee Opportunities in Antalya

Climate Change Brews New Coffee Opportunities in Antalya

Due to climate change, the Mediterranean province of Antalya has successfully cultivated coffee beans after 40 years of attempts. This achievement at the Western Mediterranean Agricultural Research Center (BATEM) marks a significant milestone as these saplings are expected to bear fruit within a year. The initiative offers local producers an alternative crop to bananas, which have been a staple but costly agricultural product in the region. With the adaptation of greenhouse technologies, coffee cultivation has become feasible, aligning with the changing climate conditions. This development not only diversifies agricultural options in Antalya but also contributes to the local economy by introducing new products to the market.

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