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Getting Smashed: The climate danger facing avocados

Report reveals that avocados are under threat from the climate crisis, sparking calls for faster emission cuts and more support for farmers. 

The superfood favourite is known for its impact on the environment due to its need for lots of water.  But this need for water is what makes it especially vulnerable to climate change in a hotter, drier, more drought-prone world.

The world’s best avocado growing regions expected to decline by between 14% and 41% by 2050. Mexico’s key avocado growing region, Michoacán, faces a reduction in its potential growing area by 2050 of 59%, even if global average temperatures are kept under 2C. 

Avocados are getting smashed by climate change

Read our blog for a summary and the key findings of this report.