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Revista Cubana de Ciencias Forestales

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PONCE VACA, Luciano Abelardo; ACUNA VELAZQUEZ, Isidro Rolando; PROANO PONCE, William Patricio  and  ORELLANA SUAREZ, Kléber Dionicio. The coffee agroforestry system. Its importance for the agro-alimentary and nutritional security in Ecuador. Rev cubana ciencias forestales [online]. 2018, vol.6, n.1, pp.116-129. ISSN 2310-3469.

In the context of coffee growing, Ecuador is characterized by planting two main commercial species of Coffea arabica L. (Arabica coffee), and Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner (Robusta coffee), where small production units and agroforestry systems predominate. To overcome the low national production, which constitutes the central problem of coffee growing in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Ecuador, promoted the project «Reactivation of the Ecuadorian coffee industry», which contributes to food security and nutrition with integral approach. In these circumstances, the objective of this paper is to analyze the importance of coffee agroforestry systems for agro-alimentary and nutritional security in Ecuador. The proposal is born from the agro-economic diagnosis «case study», from the situation of the Coffee Production Units, from the Association of Peasants «Juntos Lucharemos» from the La Unión parish of the Jipijapa county, province of Manabí, in which they settled Main contributions to the agro-alimentary and nutritional security coming from the coffee agroforestry systems, this allowed to analyze characteristics related to the object of study. Based on the research results, gaps in national consumption needs were detected. This proposal contributed to articulate and promote the reactivation of coffee growing on agroecological bases, in harmony with the dimensions of sustainability in order to protect and conserve biodiversity and the coffee forest.

Keywords : coffeeculture; agricultural security; agroforestry coffee system..

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