Type: Book

Climate-smart production of coffee Improving social and environmental sustainability

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:

23 August 2022

Length of book:

360 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786764836

Hardback - £150.00
£150.00
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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: Improving social and environmental sustainability 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: Improving social and environmental sustainability 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 Improving social and environmental sustainability
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.Environmental and social impact assessment of coffee production: Jűrgen Pohlan, University of Bonn, Germany;
5.Speciality coffees as drivers of change: Jűrgen Pohlan, University of Bonn, Germany;
6.Fair-trade coffee: how fair is ‘fair’?: Ruud Bronkhorst, InfoBridge Foundation, The Netherlands;
7.Advances in Arabica coffee breeding: developing and selecting the right varieties: Alvaro Gaitan, CENICAFE, Colombia;
8.Optimizing post-harvest practices in coffee cultivation: Carlos Brando, P&A Marketing, Brazil;

Part 2 Sustainable pest and disease management
9.Insect pests affecting coffee: an overview: Luis Fernando Aristazábal, Consultant, USA;
10.Diseases affecting coffee: an overview: S. Daivasikamani, Central Coffee Research Institute (CRRI), India;
11.Coffee leaf rust: John Vandermeer, University of Michigan, USA;
12.Coffee wilt disease: Julie Flood, CABI, UK;
13.Integrated management of nematode pests of coffee: Regina Carneiro, Embrapa, Brazil;
14.Integrated management of soil-borne insect and fungal pests of coffee : Regina Carneiro, Embrapa, Brazil;
15.Integrated weed management in coffee production: Claudio Pagotto, Universidad Federal de Vicosa, Brazil;