The Shade Catalog

A resource for coffee farmers and professionals on tree species found in and around coffee landscapes.

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A hand tossing red coffee berries into a sack
Lush coffee farm under shade trees in front of two red wood buildings
Left: © Conservation International/photo by Tory Read
Right: © Conservation International/photo by Terry Hills

The Catalog

From the main attributes of the species, to the use and benefits, through to propagation and management tips, the catalog is a useful guide for whole-farm planning.

The Purpose

Climate change is affecting coffee production around the globe. Retaining and replanting trees in coffee landscapes will play a central role in combating these effects.

A male farmer harvesting coffee berries from a large bush. A sack of red coffee berries is on the ground beside him.
© Conservation International/photo by Tory Read
A young boy washing coffee berries with a hose
© World Agroforestry Centre/Yusuf Ahmad
Women in Aek Banir village near Batang Gadis National Park, Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, carry home firewood from the forest on their heads
© Conservation International/photo by Tory Read