The pruning practices that Angélica demonstrates on her 14-hectare coffee farm in Copán, Honduras, have helped her coffee yields grow by 70% over the last two years.
As with many plants, coffee trees require careful cultivation including regular pruning in order to produce the best fruit. But smallholder farmers are often cut off from the technical knowhow and skills that are required in the first stages of making a quality cup of coffee.
Trained by Olam agronomists, Angélica has learned the 10 pruning practices to apply on her farm, depending on the specific requirements of each tree, which along with nutrient management, has led to a marked increase in productivity for her, and the other 35 farmers in her group, all of whom are reaping premium prices for higher yields of quality beans.
THE PRUNING PRACTICES THAT HELP CREATE THE PERFECT CUP