Improving productivity of smallholder coffee farms

VOV.VN - A workshop on improving the operation of smallholder Vietnamese coffee farms sponsored by the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative in collaboration with the Global Coffee Platform was held recently in the city of Da Lat.

The workshop affirmed the vital role of smallholders to the Vietnamese coffee segment and offered the 70 participants the opportunity to address the challenges and opportunities today’s farmers and traders face.

Issues discussed at the event included the legal complexities involved in forming a coffee venture in Vietnam, new governmental policies and regulations on the horizon, alternative sources of short and long-term financing, broadening the coffee supply chain, and best sustainable practices.

IDH is supported by multiple European governments including institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA and works together with over 500 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 11 economic segments in over 50 countries globally.

The organization focuses on driving sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender.