Kosona Chriv

  • Adalidda

  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

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Vietnam’s Coffee Policy Review

Coffee is one of the most important agro-commodities of Vietnam. In recent years, this sector has obtained a number of remarkable achievements in export, contributing to the rapid export growth of Vietnam’s agro-commodities. As a result, Vietnam’s position in the coffee international market was significantly strengthened: Vietnam’s share in global coffee export gradually increased from 15% (2005) to 22% (2015). Despite this success, the coffee sector still has to face considerable challenges in order to sustainable development as plant senescence, uncontrollable expansion of coffee area, lack of labor especially during harvest time and small-scale production…, which causes unexpected cost to coffee growers. In order to help the coffee sector to overcome these obstacles, Vietnam’s government has issued a number of innovative support policies and programs, which surely create motivation for sustainable development and be suitable for governmental future orientation. However, the policy implementation has not been effective enough; due to lack of suitable sanctions for controlling failure to comply with planning permission, delayed support for rejuvenation, lack of guidance for production cooperation; complicated administrative procedures.

This article would like to present some aspects of Vietnam’s coffee policy review and some policy recommendations for sustainable development of the coffee sector in Vietnam.