Study says Banana protects coffee climate change effects

Africa Science News (Dec. 11, 2012) | Growing coffee and banana together not only generates more income for small-holder farmers, compared to growing either crop alone, but it can also help coffee production to better cope with the effects of climate change, a recent study has shown by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with those from the Colombian-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).