African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Coffee Crop Management
Coffee is a major commodity on the global market. In Africa the crop is grown in many sub-Saharan countries and mainly by small-holder farmers. Although many species of coffee exist, commercial production is based principally on Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, commonly referred to respectively as Arabica coffee and Robusta coffee. Arabica coffee grows better at higher altitudes, while Robusta coffee is better suited to warmer, more humid lowland environments.
Learning targets for farmers:
- Learn good husbandry practices of coffee trees
- Understand proper propagation technigues of coffee seedlings
- Learn how to properly establish a coffee agroforestry system
- Receive guidance on marketing and organic certification of coffee production