Resource Details

Shade management in coffee and cacao plantations

Literature: Journal Articles Available at NO COST

Beer, J., Muschler, R., Kass, D. & Somarriba, E. 1998, "Shade management in coffee and cacao plantations," Agroforestry Systems, vol. 38, no. 1-3, pp. 139-164.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: jbeer@catie.ac.cr

Affiliations

  • Area of Watersheds and Agroforestry Systems, CATIE Apdo. 44 Turrialba Costa Rica

Link(s)

CATIE

Full Access to this document is available for no cost at the link above.

Agroforestry Systems

Selecting the link above redirects this page to the article on the journal website where the online material can be purchased or accessed if with subscription. For more information on access, see sidebar.

Species Info

  • Coffea spp. (exotic)
  • Theobroma cacao
  • Cordia alliodora
  • Erythrina poeppigiana (exotic)
  • Inga spp.
  • Gliricidia sepium
  • Calliandra spp.
  • Cedrela odorata

Description

  • This article presents a thorough overview of the ecological effects of using shade trees in coffee and cacao plantations.
  • Topics discussed include: soil quality, composition and erosion; nitrogen fixation; nutrient cycling; greenhouse gases; fertilizer contamination; light availability; temperature, wind speed and humidity; crop yields and quality; pest, diseases, and weeds; and the potential for buffer zone management and conservation.
  • The productivity of shade trees used in coffee and cacao agroforestry systems is also covered, with information given about timber, fruit, and fuelwood production.
  • The authors conclude with several recommendations for future research: (1) competition between trees and crops; (2) coffee pests and diseases; and (3) sustainability and environmental benefits.

Country

  • General
  • This database is a work in progress, and we need your input to keep it up to date. Feel free to contact ELTI at elti@yale.edu to provide information on your own work as well as other projects and literature currently missing from the database.

     

    ELTI is a joint initiative of:
    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute