Mekong study predicts crop shifts

Bangkok Post
April 9, 2013

A climate-change study on the Lower Mekong Basin says Laos’ and Vietnam’s central highlands can anticipate declines in production of robusta coffee and forecasts the cash crop will become more suitable for northeastern Thailand.

“For robusta coffee, we found overall the central highlands will have reduced suitability,” said Jeremy Carew-Reid, the main author of Climate Change and Impact Study for the Lower Mekong Basin.

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