Ecological resilience to coffee rust: Varietal adaptations of coffee farmers in Copán, Honduras

  title={Ecological resilience to coffee rust: Varietal adaptations of coffee farmers in Cop{\'a}n, Honduras},
  author={R Gerard Ward and David J. Gonthier and Clara In{\'e}s Nicholls},
  journal={Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems},
  pages={1081 - 1098}
ABSTRACT Coffee leaf rust (CLR) attacked Central American coffee farms during the post-2011 epidemic, driving production loss across the region. In response, smallholders are adapting agroecological and conventional practices. We compare varietal adaptations of small conventional and organic farmers in Copán, Honduras. We show farmers are growing a greater diversity of varieties after the outbreak. Both groups increased acreage of CLR-resistant varieties; however, our data suggests organic… Expand
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