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Assessing the effects of agricultural intensification on Arabica coffee yield, yield quality, and genetic resources


Hypothesis: Coffea arabica yield quantity and quality is negatively affected by agricultural intensification through impoverished pollinator communities and increased occurrence of Coffee Berry Disease resistant coffee variables.

Objective: Develop clear guidelines and indicators to improve local liverlihoods by safeguarding ecosystem services provided by the Ethiopian coffee forests.

Intervention type

VLADOC PhD Scholarships


01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish supervisor Olivier Honnay
Local supervisor Gezahegn Yadessa Berecha
Local partner institution KU Leuven
Local partner institution Jimma University
Budget € 172.142
Scholar Lore Geeraert