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Grounds for Hope (13/13)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: TVE
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 22 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: Additional resources - see link below

Copyright Date: 2008
Available in French: No

Since the 1990s, agriculture, pollution and poor land management have been taking a severe toll on the river system on the Mexico /Guatemala border. A major culprit is the region's economically-important coffee growing industry. But recently there have been big changes in the way much of this coffee is grown, changes driven by the coffee industry itself. Global demand for certified and organically grown coffee is booming – and producing a dividend for river systems in an area that currently produces half the world's coffee. Earth Report investigates.