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A conference discussing the prospects of the Vietnamese coffee industry
was held in Buon Ma Thuot city of Central Highlands Dak Lak
province on March 10.

The event, co-organised by
the People’s Committee of Dak Lak province and the Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development, was part of the ongoing 4 th Buon Ma
Thuot Coffee Festival 2013.

At the conference,
local and foreign experts discussed the renewal of the coffee industry
and sustainable coffee production methods as well as identified ways to
increase the value of Vietnamese coffee in the global market.

Vietnam exports more than 1 million tonnes of coffee beans each
year to nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide, ranking second
among the world’s coffee exporters.

Last
year, Vietnam surpassed Brazil to become the world’s largest
coffee exporter after earning a value of 3.4 billion USD, a year on year
increase of 36 percent.

Dak Lak province
alone produces 400,000 tonnes of coffee beans and makes an export
turnover of about 700 million USD per year.

The country’s coffee growing area has increased to over 614,500 ha from 21,200 ha in 1961.

However, Vietnam’s coffee industry is facing a lot of challenges,
including the improvement of the quality and sustainability of coffee
plants in the context of complicated developments of climate change.

On the day, the contest to seek the ambassador of Vietnamese coffee
announced Nguyen Lam Diem Trang as the first Coffee Queen and Coffee
Ambassador of Vietnam.

The contest, held by the Ho
Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Dak Lak
provincial People’s Committees, is part of activities to promote
Vietnamese coffee and Vietnam’s coffee culture to the world.-VNA

By vivian