Dr. Anand Titus and Geeta N. Pereira

anandpereira9@gmail.com

Dr. Anand Titus Pereira has Ph.D. in Microbiology. His wife, Geeta Nanaiah Pereira has a M.S. degree in Horticulture from the Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. This Husband and Wife team own a model coffee farm on the foot hills of the Western Ghats in India. Incidentally, the Western Ghats is recognized the world over as one among the 18 hotspots of the world known for its biodiversity. Their ultimate goal is to protect this rare habitat. They have worked diligently on sustainable technologies for the past 15 years and have come out with various practical recommendations which are of great benefit to the coffee farmer's world wide. They are regular contributors to INEEDCOFFEE.COM and periodically present lectures on the intrinsic value of shade grown coffee. They are committed in protecting the Planet from man made abuse.

Dr. Anand Titus and Geeta N.

Dr. Anand Titus Geeta N.

Ecofriendly Book

Coffee Farm

We are happy to inform you that we have recently published a 600 page book titled "ECOFRIENDLY COFFEE ". The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures and flow charts. It covers the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats in relation to coffee plantations.

As a treatise on ecofriendly shade grown coffee, this book (Volume-1) has three directions of special emphasis. First, to develop the coffee farmers reliance on the working knowledge of Horticulture, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, sprinkler technology & allied sciences in understanding the basis of growing economically sound and ecologically safe coffee. Second, to help connoisseurs of coffee worldwide; appreciate the significance of shade grown coffee and its positive impact on the ecology; and third, to reorganize the subject to make it more nearly representative of modern science in the laboratory and in the field for students from various disciplines of science.

We have worked on Coffee Plantation Ecology for the past twenty years and have applied our knowledge gained at the University to the field (Lab to Land). Based on our scientific background and field experience we have written articles pertaining to shade grown ecofriendly Indian coffee in a manner that is easily understood by students and lecturers. It has been our endeavor that these series of articles on shade & sustainable coffee will form a permanent library of knowledge on every aspect of shade coffee. This series proposes to cover various aspect of growing coffee and will deal with its geography, ecology, botany, microbiology, biotechnology, biodiversity, irrigation and fertilizers and also the prevailing culture in Coffee County. We have worked diligently on sustainable technologies for the past 20 years and have come out with various ecofriendly technologies which are of great benefit to researchers and university libraries. Over the years the farm has been a model for both Foreign and Indian farmers.

We have successfully adopted high end sprinkler technologies and have developed state of the art rain gun sprinkler systems with the help of Israel and Italian technology. The model farm consists of multiple crops like Coffee, Areca nut, Pepper, Banana, Ginger, orange and rice. Special importance is given to soil health in relation to microorganisms. Every year thousands of farmers and Planters visit the farm to see firsthand the working of various technologies.

Ecofriendly Coffee review by John B. Monteiro. For any further information kindly email us at anandpereira9@gmail.com.

March 2014 | White Breasted Water Hen

February 2014 | Birds

January 2014 | Birds

December 2013 | Birds

November 2013 | Shade Coffee

August 2013 | Pied kingfisher

January 2013 | Snakes

April 2012 | Sprinkler Systems

April 2012 | Snakes

September 2011 | Wildlife Credits

November 2010 | Coffee Forests

April 2009 | Climate Change

March 2009 | Microflora

March 2009 | Cellulose

January 2009 | Butterflies

October 2008 | Mushrooms

August 2008 | Aquatic Birds

July 2008 | Elephant

March 2008 | Snakes

January 2008 | Irrigation

September 2007 | Coffee Forests

July 2007 | Biodiversity

January 2007 | Snake Diversity

October 2006 | Birds

March 2006 | Orange

February 2006 | Azolla

January 2006 | Nitrogen

December 2005 | Neem

November 2005 | Neem

October 2005 | Ecodynamic

September 2005 | Irrigation

July 2005 | Antibiotics

June 2005 | Microbial Communities

May 2005 | Actinomycetes

April 2005 | Fungi

March 2005 | Bacteria

February 2005 | Ectomycorrhizae

January 2005 | Microbial

December 2004 | Pathogens

November 2004 | Shade Coffee

October 2004 | Forest Grown

September 2004 | Endomycorrhizae

August 2004 | Bio-Inoculants

July 2004 | Bio-Diversity

June 2004 | Global Warming

May 2004 | Flowering Physiology

April 2004 | Liming

March 2004 | Organic Manures

February 2004 | Composting

January 2004 | Organic Matter Decomposition

December 2003 | Soil Water Conservation

October 2003 | Sustainable Farming

October 2003 | Rain Water Harvesting

September 2003 | Signal Exchange

January 2003 | Bio-Fertilizers

November 2002 | Ecofriendly Coffee