The committee said a long drought significantly reduced the 2016-2017 coffee harvest.
For the whole region, the output of 135,000 hectares of coffee hit by drought fell by up to 50%, while another 7,894 hectares died of drought.
Dak Lak, a major coffee producer of the country, has nearly 69,000 hectares of coffee hit by drought, of which 5,570 hectares suffer from complete loss.
However, coffee bean prices have been at a five-year peak, increasing from VND41,000 to VND42,000 per kilogramme, bringing good profits to farmer households.
According to the steering committee, the Central Highlands region has a total coffee area of 573,400 hectares, of which 532,499 hectares have been in harvest, with an estimated output of over 1 million tonnes of coffee beans.
Dak Lak boasts the largest coffee area yielding the biggest output, with more than 453,000 tonnes of coffee beans.