Coffee Improvement and Tissue Culture

Coffee improvement and tissue culture research division should address the following core areas:

  • Broaden genetic base of modern varieties to combat the constant threat caused by the emergence of new strains of existing diseases
  • Increase in yield without compromising coffee quality
  • Improve high bean and cup quality
  • Focus on resistant host for reduced disease and pest control
  • Use disease and pest-resistant varieties in order to develop environmentally friendly or organic production systems through zero pesticide
  • Use modern biotechnology methods, in vitro, genetic transformation and molecular marker techniques
  • Coffee crop improvement