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Kenya’s Tea Farmers Brace for Climate Change

The effects of climate change fall especially hard on farmers around the world.  In Kenya, rising temperatures, extreme weather and shifting rain patterns are complicating life for some 600,000 small-scale tea farmers. The men and women who grow the world’s second-most-popular beverage are being told not to rely on tea alone for their livelihoods. Alice Kariuki grows tea in Kenya’s highlands, a couple of hours north of Nairobi. She says these days, the seasons are harder to predict...

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