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Protecting the origins of coffee to safeguard its future

Global demand for coffee is constantly rising while the security of its production is increasingly threatened by disease and a changing climate. Is the genetic diversity of coffee in Ethiopia, its site of origin, robust enough to provide solutions to these challenges?

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  1. Zia Mehrabi is at the Lui Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z, Canada.

    • Zia Mehrabi
  2. Philippe Lashermes is at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France.

    • Philippe Lashermes

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Correspondence to Zia Mehrabi.