Dr. Pereira is a microbiologist & a coffee farmer and owns the Kirehully Estate in the Western Ghats, in Hassan District, India. Ms. Geeta Pereira, wife of Dr. Anand Pereira is a horticulturist and a coffee farmer.
Yes. In fact, a visit to any of the coffee farms, will reveal a story of a biodynamic farm. Farm wastes, coffee cherry husk, green manure, cattle dung, forest litter, poultry, sheep, piggery waste, fish toppings, biogas slurry, green manures are available either in the farm or the surrounding vicinity. By way of composting these organic wastes are converted into energy rich nutrients which are easily assimilated by coffee plants. First and foremost it is an easy way of disposing farm waste and in the process converts waste into wealth. The technology is fairly well understood and simple to practice.