Greg Norman, legendary golfer and Việt Nam Tourism Ambassador for 2018-2021, promised to promote Vietnamese coffee to the world.
The Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) region would be affected by the El Nino phenomenon this year, Trần Trung Thành, deputy director of Hydro-Meteorological Station in the region said.
The Government of Việt Nam has been implementing drastic measures to increase forest coverage in the Central Highlands region, while improving output of coffee and high value crops in easing deforestation.
The Transport Department in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng reported 200 degraded bridges across the province, threatening the safety of users.
The 2017-18 coffee crop is expected to be around 1.4 million, which is equal to or slightly lower than last year’s crop, according to the Việt Nam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
A shortage of capital and lack of technical assistance for farmers in the Central Highlands region are hampering efforts to replace old, unproductive trees on coffee farms. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports.
The Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông is providing better access to loans and training courses to farmers in an aim to increase productivity and quality of coffee farms.
Việt Nam needs to develop a fair trade certification system as the fastest route to the sustainable development of Vietnamese agricultural products, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.
Việt Nam’s agriculture has achieved remarkable growth in recent years but needs reforms and policy shifts to overcome major economic and environmental challenges, according to a World Bank report made public yesterday.