Coffee harvesting (Photo: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is expanding coffee production towards certified sustainability, bringing high economic efficiency and protecting the environment.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, local farming households and businesses have produced coffee certified by various organisations, including the UTZ good quality agricultural products , the Common Code for Coffee Community (4C), the Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee (RFA) and the Fair Trade Labelling Organization (FLO).

They produced 364,800 tonnes of sustainable coffee on 102,150 hectares, accounting for more than 82.1 percent of local coffee output and 50 percent of coffee cultivating area.

The production of coffee according to UTZ was 88,470 tonnes, 4C 256,000 tonnes, RFA 16,490 tonnes, and FLO 3,840 tonnes.

Cu Mgar district in Dak Lak is now home to over 10,000 farm households and 30 cooperatives in the programmes. It is home to 15,000 of the 35,000 hectares of coffee being produced sustainably.

The certificates look towards sustainable development, helping coffee growers ensure productivity, quality, and environmental protection while increasing their products’ value.

Local authorities are also encouraging farmers to apply good agricultural practices for sustainable coffee cultivation.-VNA