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Monoculture

There’s little to understand when it comes to coffee and the way coffee farmers grow and process their crops. Monoculture is a word you’ll probably come across when reading about sustainability and coffee. Here we briefly try to make you more familiar with the word.

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What is monoculture?

Monoculture is the term for an agricultural system based on growing only one crop on the same piece of land year after year. In so-called monoculture, where only one crop, coffee, is grown and almost all other trees and plants are removed. It depletes the soil and effectively stops natural biodiversity and wildlife.

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