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Indonesian officials searching for the Holy Grail of the Vietnamese coffee miracle

The official visit of the OKU Selatan District’s governor Mr. Popo Ali and his associates to Dak Lak province has been organized and hosted by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung in November 2017 as a part of South-South exchange initiative. The visit of the Indonesian delegation was opened by a meeting with the vice-director of the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Mr. Huynh Quoc Thich…

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Asia-Pacific cooperation: Indonesian coffee agronomists get trained in Vietnam

Why does a farmer in Indonesia harvest 0.5 Mt of coffee per ha, whereas in Vietnam they get 2-4 Mt? It’s not just geography and climate. Both countries face unpredictable weather fluctuations. Rather, it’s agricultural methods. As the governor of OKU Selatan District Popo Ali put it: “Indonesians traditionally plant coffee and leave it till it’s time to harvest” Admittedly, the access to plantations is…

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Dave D’haeze on global coffee supply shortage: think Philippines

It was probably the last thing that delegates of the 23d International Coffee Conference expected to hear when the regional manager of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Asia Pacific Dr. Dave D’haeze pointed out: “Philippines has a potential of becoming the third coffee tiger in South-East Asia if international coffee platforms grant their support” In the situation of a global coffee supply shortage of up to…

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