The authorities in Vietnam have set up a project to promote high-quality Vietnamese coffee.
The project is being backed by US$7.5 million of funding, with some of the money coming from the state and some from businesses and coffee growers.
The project, approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), will run from 2018 until 2023. It aims to develop connections between producers and consumers.
It involves the creation of new farms that will grow high quality Robusta and Arabica coffee and construction of new processing system for that coffee.
MARD said the project is expected to improve growers’ incomes “by 5 per cent by 2020 and 7 per cent by 2023.”
The project will enable up to 20 enterprises to use “wet processing technology, enzymes and micro-organisms” to improve quality and reduce post-harvest losses.