Tree shade and coffee interactions in the northern Lake Kivu region, Rwanda

Boffa Jean-Marc, Pinard Fabrice, Kagoro David, Ngendo Martin, Rwakagara Emmanuel, Franzel Steven. 2007. Tree shade and coffee interactions in the northern Lake Kivu region, Rwanda. In : Second International Symposium on Multi-Strata agroforestry systems with perennial crops: Making ecosystem services count for farmers, consumers and the environment, September 17-21, 2007 Turrialba, Costa Rica. Oral and posters presentations. IUFRO, CIRAD, CATIE. Turrialba : CATIE, 5 p. International Symposium on Multi-Strata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops: Making Ecosystem Services Count for Farmers, Consumers and the Environment. 2, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 17 September 2007/21 September 2007.

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Abstract : A survey of coffee performance under and outside mature tree crowns on 50 smallholder farms was undertaken in the northern Lake Kivu area of Rwanda. Berry and parch yields were significantly higher in shaded than unshaded conditions and differences declined over the five weeks measured in the coffee season. In contrast there were no significant differences in cup quality parameters of acidity, flavor, body and aftertaste. (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
F01 - Crops
Q04 - Food composition

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Boffa Jean-Marc, ICRAF (KEN)
  • Pinard Fabrice, CIRAD-BIOS-UPR Bioagresseurs de pérennes (KEN)
  • Kagoro David, ICRAF (RWA)
  • Ngendo Martin, ICRAF (RWA)
  • Rwakagara Emmanuel
  • Franzel Steven, ICRAF (KEN)

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