Second Vietnamese Coffee Day observed

The second Vietnamese Coffee Day took place in Gia Nghia town in Dak Nong province on Monday to promote the coffee sector.

Le Quoc Doanh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said Vietnam is now the second largest coffee exporter in the world thanks to the efforts of coffee farmers, processors, and export businesses.

Vietnam Coffee Day 2018 is an opportunity for the Vietnamese coffee sector and Dak Nong province to promote its coffee products to the world and connect businesses to develop coffee products more efficiently and sustainably, he said.

A conference on sustainable development of the Vietnamese coffee sector was held in Dak Nong. Vietnam now has more than 645,000 ha growing coffee, with an average productivity of 2 tonns per ha. Export revenue totalled 3.2 billion USD last year.

Vice Chairman of the Dak Nong People's Committee Truong Thanh Tung told VOV: Restructuring the coffee sector is part of our agriculture plan until 2030 with a Vision to 2035. We must focus on seedlings, cultivation methods, and, most importantly, processing to ensure sustainable development. Our goal is to export 25% of all roasted and instant coffee products in 2030.

Source: VOV5