Climate zone: Tropical – Dry – Temperate – Continental – Polar
Being produced in more than 70 countries worldwide, coffee truly is a global player. While it can only be produced in specific climatic conditions, the final product is consumed all over the world. The actual plant – scientifically called coffea – is a shrub or small tree usually cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical climates with high altitude. As global warming intensifies, temperatures rise and droughts are becoming more prevalent. Coffea plants suffer from these developments as they prefer a cooler and humid climate resulting in lower coffee production.
Shade-loving coffee plants grow exceptionally well in agroforestry systems. The results are increased quality, economic benefits for farmers, flourishing nature, and increased resilience against the impacts of climate change. In short, producing coffee in agroforestry systems provides a wide range of environmental and socio-economic benefits. In light of the current challenges for farmers, agroforestry provides us with an immensely potent solution. reNature drives the transition of coffee monocultures towards lush agroforestry systems globally. Check out our projects below to find out more.