Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dreyfus Organization (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to lessen the impact of climate change regarding coffee production in Vietnam.
The project aims to boost resilience to be able to climate change in the coffee production chain and to improve the treating agrichemicals in Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Gia Lai provinces.
Over the following three years, JDE will train through 3,000 farmers in sustainable agriculture practices as a result of seminars, field training together with demonstration plots in order to defend coffee production in the country.
Agronomists out of LDC will also advise these producers on crop diversification and various climate resilience techniques within the project.
Do Ngoc Sy, JDE’s sustainability manager with regard to Asia Pacific said: “We be aware that many problems are complex, and could take years and the devotion of multiple stakeholders to resolve. Although we are on the right path to do so.”
Hidde Eikelboom, LDC Vietnam Founder and country head involving coffee added: “Through this cooperation and many others like it, LDC remains sold on working with local growers on sustainable agricultural practices in order to meet growing industry demand for system traceability and food safety, despite the fact that ensuring farmer welfare.”
Rozenn Kerviel, gourmet coffee sustainability manager at LDC reported: “We must address the terrors facing Vietnam’s coffee production now.
“We want to boost farmers’ resilience, supporting them to adapt to changes in climate and to produce top quality gourmet coffee for future generations too.”