This Arabica coffee manual for Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is an activity under a FAO Technical Cooperation Program coffee project for Lao PDR. It has been compiled by Ted Winston, Jacques Op de Laak, Tony Marsh and Herbert Lempke (International Consultants to the FAO coffee project) and Keith Chapman (Industrial Crops Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific), in collaboration with the staff of the Coffee Research and Experimentation Centre (CREC).
Tad Fane Falls, near CREC, Ban Itou
The manual has been prepared as a support base for training of trainers and staff of the Coffee Research and Experimentation Centre. It contains key information of importance to farmers and managers of coffee plantations and is intended to be a primary source of practical knowledge on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
FAO sincerely thanks the authors and CREC for their dedication to the preparation of this manual.
Industrial Crops Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific