or more effective and sustainable coffee cultivation, coffee plants are pruned back every five years so that they will only bear fruit again after three years. This rotational cultivation favours a longer life and yield duration of the plants and they do not have to be replaced after 15 years.
A cut back plant requires a lot of care and caution when re-growing. The knowledge and experience of the local population is used in this area. They take care of the coffee plants in the years until they are ready for harvest and in return receive land for their own cultivation.