09:07 | 13/03/2015 Trade
Speakers at a conference in Buon Ma Thuot City revealed on March 11 that in 2014 Vietnam shipped US$3.4 billion of coffee to more than 60 countries, making it the second largest international exporter.
Vietnam currently cultivates more than 640,000 ha of coffee, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the global coffee production volume, and tops the world in terms of Robusta coffee production.
However, the coffee industry still faces numerous obstacles, including unstable development, increasing areas of old and stunted coffee trees, weak management capacity and outdated processing technology.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, who presided over the conference in Buon Me Thuot city said he hoped those in attendance would devise proper solutions for ensuring the sustainable development of the industry.
Source VOV News