Shade coffee & fuel efficient stoves

Regional Information

Around 3 million trees will be planted in degraded smallholder coffee plantations. This will be combined with the introduction of fuel efficient stoves in the farmer households. The combination of measures will reduce the pressure on the surrounding native forest cover.


Improved on-farm microclimate, improved soil fertility and soil life, new bird species, new mamals, different butterflies etc. Shaded coffee plantation will create habitat connectivity for bird species, insects and plant species. This impact may be considerable currently the landscape is severely degraded. Another beneficial effect might be the large scale adoption of this approach among other coffee farmers in the region.


Jacoline Plomp:
Angel Mario Martinez Garcia: