A Brazilian coffee farmer

Economic woes are not just causing hardship in Brazil, they are igniting an exodus. In the country that produces the most coffee in the world, prices are driving some coffee farmers to move to higher altitudes or closer to the equator in the name of higher yields. To make matters worse, the cost of production is rising with Brazilian workers demanding higher wages, and prices are falling even further with high yields across Brazil flooding the market. In Brazil, and around the world, volatile markets are damaging the lives of small farmers.


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