• Priscila Pereira Coltri Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Paulo Renato Lima Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Andrea Koga-Vicente Embrapa Meio Ambiente
  • Renata Ribeiro do Valle Gonçalves Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)



Land cover changes, hotspots, coffee abandonment


In this research, we combine data analyses with hotspots method to identify the spatio-temporal trend of São Paulo’s coffee cultivation area. Our hypothesis is that coffee cultivation area has been changing significantly in the study area since 1990. Therefore, the main goal of this research was to map the spatial pattern of coffee land use change.  For coffee land use diagnostics, official data of cultivated area, hotspot analyses and growth rate were used. The results demonstrated that coffee cultivation area decreased and concentrated in smaller areas, which are traditionally recognized as “coffee quality regions”. The producer size analyses evidenced that, not only the localization, but also the producer profile changes as well. Smallholders increased but medium and large producers decreased significantly in the studied period. The coffee abandonment analyses demonstrated that, over the study period, 51.46% of the coffee area cultivated in the study region was abandoned. 

Author Biographies

Priscila Pereira Coltri, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Centro de Pesquisas Meteorológicas e Climáticas Aplicadas à Agricultura (CEPAGRI)

Paulo Renato Lima, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Instituto de Geociências (IG)

Andrea Koga-Vicente, Embrapa Meio Ambiente

Plataforma ABC

Renata Ribeiro do Valle Gonçalves, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Centro de Pesquisas Meteorológicas e Climáticas Aplicadas à Agricultura (CEPAGRI)


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How to Cite

COLTRI, P. P.; LIMA, P. R.; KOGA-VICENTE, A.; GONÇALVES, R. R. DO V. COFFEE LAND COVER CHANGES ANALYSES: A STUDY CASE IN SÃO PAULO STATE. Coffee Science - ISSN 1984-3909, v. 14, n. 2, p. 131 - 137, 28 Jun. 2019.