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This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

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“Life depends on the soil. We walk on it every day, but people forget it. ”Drew Hemment leads the Grow Observatory project, a platform that connects local farmers to improve land use and raise people's awareness of the conditions of a soil that is under a pressure that continues to increase.

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More than 80 percent of the world’s coffee is produced by smallholders. Despite their integral role, these farmers face significant challenges that threaten their livelihoods and the long-term viability of the global coffee supply chain.

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For more than 30 years, CIRAD and CATIE have been contributing through their joint projects to improving the quality of life of rural populations in Central America. A partnership based on issues that have become critical for the region – climate change, natural resource management, development linked to cocoa- and coffee-based farming systems.

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Polyphenol oxidases (PPO) are responsible for the process known as enzymatic browning - they alter the color, taste and texture of the tuber.