Propagated by seed and seed maintains viability for 12 months in open storage. Plant at 330 trees/ha. Prune at 0.3-1.5 m to stimulate leaf production and prune crown at 2 m or above for optimal wood biomass production. Coppice if primary objective is fuelwood production. Fertilize with organic materials.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
- Livestock Forage
The tree is used for shade, for fencing, as a support tree for pepper, for soil improvement and restoring soil nutrients as a fertilizer, and its pruning residue is used for fuelwood. It is also used as fodder for goats. It is an important source of income at times of low coffee prices.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
- Coffee Productivity
- Nitrogen Fixation
Soil improvement: high leaf decomposition rate, moisture retention, reduces soil erosion, mitigates drought stress
Used for foraging and perching by many bird species