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Farm practices to increase biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services

The article was written by Clara Bosch and revised by Yanniek Schoonhoven. Milan Teunissen van Manen made the illustrations.  “Biodiversity is the diversity among living organisms, which is essential to […]

Coffee tree Harvesting – Coffee Berries Picking

The Subtle Art of Selective Picking Picking and harvesting coffee berries is a crucial step in production. It is a complex process that requires careful attention to detail to ensure […]

Coffee Major Pest and Diseases and Control Measures

Plant protection  Coffee is a crop that is susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases. Some common pests that affect coffee plants include coffee berry borer, coffee leaf miner, […]

Weed Management in a Coffee Plantation

Weeds can compete with coffee plants for nutrients, water, and sunlight, reducing crop yields. Keeping your plantation safe is a year-round task that requires constant monitoring and management to control […]

Coffee Tree Fertilization Requirements

Until now, we have gone through some of the different necessary requirements when cultivating coffee. Before moving on to establishing your plantation, let us review some key details: Make sure […]

From Rainwater Harvesting to Irrigation of Coffee Trees

One of the most common questions I get has to do with how I irrigate my crop. In general, coffee requires a moderate amount of water to produce a high […]

Coffee Tree Flowering and Pollination

Coffee plants are self-pollinating as their flowers are hermaphrodites. They don’t require another coffee plant to produce their fruit. This single fact might account for there not being an exact […]

Shade-Grown Coffee in an Agroforestry System

In another article, we discussed how coffee plants could be cultivated using rain or installing an irrigation system. When it comes to solar exposure, there are also two methods for […]

How to Prune your Coffee Trees in an Agroforestry System

Robusta and Arabica coffee trees are pruned for several reasons. One of the main reasons is to control the size and shape of the tree, making it easier to maintain […]

Coffee Trees Planting and Plant Spacing

Before planting, you must research and learn basic details like your land’s soil and surface. A 45-degree slope is the recommended limit of inclination that terrain should have. If all […]

Germination of Coffee Seeds and Creation of Seedbeds for Planting

Selection of seeds, germination, and creation of coffee seedbed (Part 2) How to create your own coffee plant nursery As we previously mentioned, the germination of a coffee seed is […]

How to Select, and Treat Coffee Seeds

Coffee propagation by seeds (Part 1) Coffee is a perennial plant, and its propagation is mainly done by seed, so producing high-quality coffee seedlings is essential to ensure that your plantation […]

Coffee Genetics and Variety Selection

How many coffee species exist – Which are the most popular coffee varieties In the past article, we briefly mentioned some factors (such as altitude and temperature) that need to […]

Coffee Plant Information – Morphology

 Taxonomy of Coffee plants Kingdom: Plantae – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants Subkingdom: Viridiplantae – Green plants Infrakingdom: Streptophyta – Land plants Superdivision: Embryophyta Division: Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes Subdivision: […]

How can supply chains be more ethical - Why is it important to have an ethical supply chain

How can supply chains be more ethical? – Why is it important to have an ethical supply chain?

Ethical supply chains it’s no longer a choice… It’s a Must! Today, there is more pressure than ever to clean up supply chains. Recent research from Garnier shows that 73% […]

Soil biology test – Pitfall traps

Written by Deborah de Groot, revised by Yanniek Schoonhoven and Clara Bosch Pitfall traps The pitfall trap is a useful method to monitor soil biology in your fields. Having healthy […]

How to choose the right tractor for your farm

The agricultural tractor (tractor) is the most important machine of a farmer, with which he performs numerous tasks. A tractor is capable of hauling, mounting, and powering attachments. The first […]

Blockchain in the agri-food supply chains - How is Blockchain being used in agriculture

Blockchain in the agri-food supply chains – How is Blockchain being used in agriculture?

“The Blockchain will change everything more than the Internet has”, B. Pierce.  A revolution within the agrifood industry and its supply chains.  What is Blockchain Technology? You’ve likely heard a […]