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The authors and FAO wish to sincerely acknowledge the assistance provided to them by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Agricutural and Forestry Research Institute, Coffee Research Experimentation Centre at Ban Itou, KM35 Champasaak Province of Lao-PDR, in the gathering of information for this manual.

We also sincerely acknowledge the coffee farmers, plantation owners and their staff and traders of the Bolovens Plateaux, and the NGO projects assisting smallholders, for discussions and information provided.

The majority of the photographs have been supplied by the authors who also acknowledge the Department of Primary Industries, Queensland, Australia for some of the pest photographs.

We are very much indebted to Loraine Chapman, Australia, who has generously provided the English editing, indexing, design and electronic layout of the book for publication.

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