We often look at India’s Coffee forests as a self-sustaining ecosystem closely interlinked with various biotic partners. A microscopic look reveals that all life, both above ground and underground, inside coffee forests is connected to the web of life. We make it a point to look at the larger picture and stimulate our imagination to […]
Coffee Forests in India are recognized world over as forests having the most diverse flora and fauna accommodating coffee and multiple crops. The significance of these forests, in terms of its symbiotic association with various biotic components is often overlooked. Our research and publication of papers for the last three decades enumerating the role of […]
Shade grown ecofriendly coffee plantations house a variety of forest and introduced trees which in turn provide biomass in the form of dead wood, leaf litter, plant and other residues. In fact the health of the Coffee forest ecosystem is largely due to the presence of a heterogeneous tree population. The large amounts of biomass […]
In recent years the productivity inside shade grown ecofriendly coffee plantation is on the decline. The reasons are many. Most coffee farmers point out an accusing finger to this drastic reduction in yields per hectare due to global warming.
The Western Ghats, recognized world over as one among the 18 HOTSPOTS of the world, consist of some of the finest shade grown coffee plantations. Shade grown Indian coffee mountains stretch forth hundreds of miles and are known to harbor the widest variety of rare flora and fauna. Few landscapes have such beautiful wildlife and […]
Microorganisms are an integral part of the coffee ecosystem. Our earlier articles have clearly defined the functional role played by these minute wonders in maintaining the sustainability and ecological integrity of the coffee mountain. This article is different from the rest because it explains in detail the production of antimicrobial substances produced by living microorganisms […]