On 26 August, 2016 in Buon Ma Thuot city, Daklak province, the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) in collaboration with the Cooperative Coalition of Dak Lak province held a workshop “Consultative workshop on sustainable coffee development policy”. This is an activity within the framework of the project “Improvement of livelihoods of the poor and ethnic minorities in the Central Highland of Vietnam through engaging into sustainable coffee production and pro-poor market access” funded by Irish Aid.
The objective of the workshop was to consult stakeholders to finalize the Sustainable Coffee Development Policy Research Report co-organized by the Mekong Development Institute and CDI from September 2015 to December 2015.
Attending the workshop were delegates from Cultivation Department, Research Institute for strategic Policy and Agriculture and Rural Development, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Coalition, Agriculture and Rural Development Bank in the Central Highlands provinces, together with representatives of enterprises, cooperatives and coffee farmers.
Participants provided comments, contributed to the research and discussed the bottlenecks, constraints and proposed solutions for the three main policy groups related to sustainable coffee production for the time being: the policy of re-cultivation and bank credit; development policy for cooperatives; market development policy.
The organizing committee and the research unit acknowledged the opinions of the delegates which were very useful and multi-dimensional information for the research team to complete the final research report.