Type: Book

Climate-smart production of coffee Achieving sustainability and ecosystem services

Editor

Professor Reinhold Muschler is the Latin American Chair in Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity at CATIE (the Center for Agricultural Research and Higher Education), Costa Rica. Professor Muschler has worked with leading international organizations such the FAO, World Bank and IFAD, and is internationally recognised for his research on improving tropical smallholder agroecosystems for crops such as coffee.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

Q1 2022

Length of book:

500 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786764836

Hardback - £160.00
£160.00
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Description

Coffee cultivation faces a number of crucial challenges, including increasing biotic and abiotic stresses related to climate change, environmental degradation in high-input systems, global oversupply and low prices. The coffee sector needs more resilient and sustainable methods of cultivation to produce a higher quality product at manageable cost and minimum environmental impact.

Climate-smart production of coffee: Achieving sustainability and ecosystem services provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of how resilience and sustainability can be achieved using a distinctive agroecological approach, based on improving cultivation through optimising ecosystem services. It shows how these principles can be applied throughout the value chain in coffee cultivation, from breeding to post-harvest practices.

Edited by Professor Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica and contributions by internationally renowned experts, Climate-smart production of coffee: Achieving sustainability and ecosystem services will be a standard reference on best practice in sustainable coffee production for use by researchers; coffee growers, particularly smallholders, coffee manufacturers and retailers; government and non-governmental agencies.

Key features

  • Unique focus on achieving more resilient, ‘climate-smart’ coffee cultivation
  • Distinctive agroecological approach based on improving cultivation through optimising ecosystem services
  • Comprehensive coverage of the value chain in coffee cultivation, from breeding to pest management and post-harvest practices

Table of contents

Part 1 Coffee systems: products & services
1.The global importance of coffee production: Carlos Brando, P&A Marketing, Brazil;
2.The coffee sector and its importance for smallholder farmers: Gabriele Regio, Oxfam, Italy;
3.Ecosystem services provided by the coffee sector: Elias de Melo, CATIE, Costa Rica;
4.Coffee production and climate change: Christian Bunn, CIAT, Colombia;
5.Environmental impact of coffee monocultures: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;

Part 2 Sustainability targets, impact assessment and specialty coffees
6.Sustainability in coffee production: Annette Pensel, Executive Director - Global Coffee Platform, Germany;
7.Developing effective sustainability standards: Annette Pensel, Executive Director - Global Coffee Platform, Germany;
8.Environmental and social impact assessment of coffee production: Jűrgen Pohlan, University of Bonn, Germany;
9.Speciality coffees as drivers of change: Jűrgen Pohlan, University of Bonn, Germany;
10.Fair-trade coffee: how fair is ‘fair’?: Ruud Bronkhorst, InfoBridge Foundation, The Netherlands;

Part 3 Inputs for coffee systems: climate-smart practices in coffee cultivation
11.Choosing the best system for different environments and production objectives: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
12.Advances in Arabica coffee breeding: developing and selecting the right varieties: Alvaro Gaitan, CENICAFE, Colombia;
13.Coffee agroforestry production systems: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
14.Functional biodiversity for coffee systems: ‘tools’ for agroecological intensification: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
15.Optimizing nutrition in coffee production systems: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
16.Optimizing harvesting systems in coffee production: Bernard Gichimu, Coffee Research Foundation, Kenya;
17.Optimizing post-harvest practices in coffee cultivation: Carlos Brando, P&A Marketing, Brazil;

Part 4 Coffee pests and diseases: trends and agroecological management
18.Insect pests affecting coffee: an overview: Luis Fernando Aristazábal, Consultant, USA;
19.Diseases affecting coffee: an overview: S. Daivasikamani, Central Coffee Research Institute (CRRI), India;
20.Designing pest- and disease-suppressive coffee systems: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
21.Coffee leaf rust: John Vandermeer, University of Michigan, USA;
22.Coffee wilt disease: Julie Flood, CABI, UK;
23.Integrated management of nematodes and other soil-borne pests and diseases: Regina Carneiro, Embrapa, Brazil;
24.Integrated weed management in coffee production: Claudio Pagotto, Universidad Federal de Vicosa, Brazil;

Part 5 The way forward: optimized land-use systems and resilient landscapes
25.Transition pathways from coffee to other crops: developing a decision support system for small farmers: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;
26.The landscape perspective: developing mixed systems, patchworks and climate-smart landscapes: Jorge Faustino, CATIE, Costa Rica;
27.Outlook: where do we go from here in sustainable coffee cultivation?: Reinhold Muschler, CATIE, Costa Rica;