Qat-to-coffee for climate resilience and human security in Yemen

Qat-to-coffee for climate resilience and human security in Yemen

Jul 14, 2021

Key challenges:


Increasing poverty, lack of employment opportunities, inequalities, lack of justice and political participation and competition over scarce natural resources, especially water, have been among the key triggers for the social and political unrest that erupted in Yemen in 2011. Climate change has placed increased pressures on already scarce water resources in the country. Common factors among several climate change impact predictions for Yemen include:

  • Between 1 and 4.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures towards the end of century.
  • Variability of rainfall patterns within years.
  • Increased frequency of intense rainfall events therefore an increased risk of floods and drought.
  • Reduced agricultural productivity.

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