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An Evaluation of Forest Cover on Rainforest Alliance Certified and Noncertified Coffee Farms in Aratoca Municipality, Santander, Colombia

Researchers from the University of the Andes in Colombia used spot satellite imagery to map forest cover within the coffee production landscape. They compared Rainforest Alliance Certified and noncertified coffee farms, and analyzed forest-cover fragmentation. Since most farms in the region grow coffee under shade, forest cover was found to play an important role in the degree of connectivity in the landscape. (The study is only available in Spanish.)

by Andrés Guhl, Estefanía Luengas Bautista (2009)
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