Coffee yields of many coffee plantations in Buon Ma Thuot City decrease by about 30 percent. (Photo: SGGP)

Coffee farmers suffer poor crop, low price

Coffee farmers in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are entering the harvest season anxiously as the prices of coffee are still kept at a low level, whereas the production costs are increasing. Many localities have considered choosing a new production model to increase coffee yield.
High-tech agricultural production helps farmers get rich in Lam Dong Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural sector needs impulse for sustainable development

Despite many achievements, the agricultural investment and development in the Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam are facing many challenges due to a shortage of capital, unstable prices, or a lack of market for products. Enterprises and farmers are looking forward to the third dialogue conference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and farmers scheduled to take place on September 28 in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, with the hope that it will open the tie-knot and promote sustainable agricultural production development.
Experts oppose construction of 10-storey hotel in Da Lat City

Experts oppose construction of 10-storey hotel in Da Lat City

Mr. Nguyen Tan Van, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Architects (VAA), on September 20 said that many architects have expressed disagreement with the three architectural options of a hotel with a scale of up to ten floors in the area of Dinh Hill in Da Lat City of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, which are on display for public opinion as of August 14 in Da Lat City.
A farmer in Loc Ngai Commune in Bao Lam District in Lam Dong Province uses a pump to get water to save his coffee trees. (Photo: SGGP)

Central Highlands provinces struggle to save coffee trees from drought

In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the coffee tree is the main crop with a total area of around 620,000 hectares, concentrating most in Dak Lak, Lam Dong, and Dak Nong provinces. The unusual developments of the weather have caused the water levels in lakes and rivers in the Central Highlands to recede and the situation is forecast to last for a long time, posing risks of water shortage for coffee cultivation.