Vietnam Coffee Day 2022 launched

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 16:57

Nguyen Quoc Toan, director of the MARD's Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development. — VNS Photo Ly Ly Cao

The Vietnam Coffee Cocoa Association (VICOFA) on Saturday evening organised Vietnam Coffee Day 2022 in Ha Noi to celebrate the industry's achievements and highlight local and international cooperation for the further development of the global industry in general and Viet Nam's coffee and cocoa sector in particular.

Leaders from ministries, sectors, and import-export businesses in Viet Nam as well as international organisations like the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), the Colombian Coffee Federation, and the Indonesian Coffee Association (AEKI), and significant coffee import and export corporations and enterprises from around the world, attended the event.

According to VICOFA, as of the end of 2022, Viet Nam exported 1.4 million tonnes of coffee, worth more than US$3.2 billion, contributing to the total export turnover of the country's agricultural, forestry, and fishery products.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Quoc Toan, director of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), appreciated the successes and contribution of the industry to the country's economic growth.

However, there are still many obstacles that the industry has to overcome for the better in the future.

"The event is also an opportunity for local cooperatives, manufacturers, and enterprises to learn from other countries to improve coffee's quality and production while expanding connections and finding new partners," Toan said.

Similarly, Vanusia Nogueira, executive director of ICO, said that as many representatives from different countries gathered here, it was time for competition, partnership, and collaboration.

"We need to be together. I believe together we can do many things for the development of our chain," she said, emphasising the need for discussion and proposals to improve the industry and address all of the sustainability issues.

Local and international investors can find new items from Vietnamese producers at Vietnam Coffee Day 2022.

Duong Thi Mai, a coffee shop owner in Ha Noi, said: "I am curious about the Vietnamese coffee industry. I attended many events before, but this is the first time for me to join an event that is only for famous brands.

"I tried and was impressed with Trung Nguyen's and Minh Tien's coffee. Trung Nguyen brand has made changes in its product line, so I wanted a taste, while Minh Tien has created a tea-coffee product that is very interesting."

Sacsith Saysanith, vice president of MiracleLao Coffee, added: "It is great to be here. I can expand my network and find new products and manufacturers."

On Sunday, VICOFA also launched the International Conference Vietnam Coffee Industry. — VNS

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