Land use change on coffee farms in southern Guatemala and its environmental consequences.

@article{Haggar2013LandUC,
  title={Land use change on coffee farms in southern Guatemala and its environmental consequences.},
  author={Jeremy Haggar and Byron Cardoso Medina and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Aguilar and Claudia C Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={811-23}
}
Changes in commodity prices, such as the fall in coffee prices from 2000 to 2004, affect land use decisions on farms, and the environmental services they provide. A survey of 50 farms showed a 35% loss in the area under coffee between 2000 and 2004 below 700 m with the majority of this area (64 %) being coffee agroforest systems that included native forest species. Loss of coffee only occurred on large and medium-scale farms; there was no change in area on cooperatives. Coffee productivity… CONTINUE READING
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