Our Lead Community Outreach Agronomist has been hard at work helping to train local coffee farmers about the benefits of stumping old coffee trees. Stumping old coffee trees encourages the growth of healthy, new branches, leading to a fully rejuvenated coffee garden. After stumping, the farmers are encouraged to add shade tress to protect the coffee from direct sunlight. This farmer has chosen to use Matoke, (a type of green banana tree), for his shade trees. This means he will receive bonus income from the Matoke he grows, while protecting the coffee at the same time. It’s a great feeling working within the community, really helping to make an impact on farmer livelihoods. All of the lessons and training are provided for free as part of our continuing commitment to creating sustainable coffee community.