|Farmers at Đắk Lắk Province’s Krông Pắk District harvest coffee beans for export. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk will continue supporting coffee exporters in seeking and expanding their export outlets and co-operating with domestic and foreign partners.
According to Đắk Lắk People‘s Committee, the province’s coffee bean is being shipped to 75 countries and territories world-wide, with Japan, Switzerland and Germany being the largest importers.
In the 2016-17 crop, the province plans to export 230,000 tonnes of coffee beans, the committee said.
Meanwhile, Đắk Lắk also aims to double the ratio of processed products in its coffee exports, which currently account for only 7-10 per cent of its total coffee bean output in a year, following the province’s coffee development plan to 2020.
It also strives to increase the proportion of powder and instant coffee in coffee sales in both domestic and foreign markets to 14-15 per cent of each year’s crop, raising added value and improving farmers’ income.
The province has issued policies to encourage enterprises to invest in coffee processing factories with a capacity from 700 tonnes per year. Đắk Lắk is now home to 204,000ha of coffee farm, with an output of 450,000 tonnes of coffee beans each year. — VNS