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Livelihood and environmental trade- offs of climate mitigation in smallholder coffee agroforestry systems

ByV . ERNESTO MÉNDEZ , SEBASTIAN CASTRO - TANZI ,

In this chapter we examine interactions and trade-offs between climate mitigation, farmer livelihoods and environmental conservation for smallholder coffee agroforestry. Smallholder coffee systems are relevant to climate mitigation because they cover a considerable land area worldwide, which frequently surrounds forests that also contribute to climate mitigation (Jha et al. 2011; Perfecto and Vandermeer 2008; Schroth et al. 2009).