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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Joy in the harvest

By Nguyen Quang Binh

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The surge in coffee prices has sparked optimism and enthusiasm among those involved in coffee cultivation. Joy spreads among farmers Dak Ru Commune, located in the highland province of Dak Nong, has long been renowned for its vast coffee plantations. Several hundred households in the commune, including those who have migrated from provinces such as Nam Dinh, Phu Tho, Dong Nai, Cao Bang, and Bac Giang, rely on coffee as their primary source of livelihood. With the rise in coffee prices during this harvest season, clusters of red coffee cherries on the trees signal a fruitful yield, undoubtedly bringing joy to those farmers. “Never before have coffee bean prices, at the start of the season, been as high as they are now. They were offered at just VND40,000-VND41,000 per kilogram in 2021 and VND47,000 last year. Currently, coffee bean prices have climbed to VND67,000-VND68,000 per kilogram,” said Tran Phu, a local farmer and a leader of the Dak Ka Cooperative in Dak Ru Commune. There is typically one coffee harvest per year, so farmers always pin their hopes on this season, looking to see their investments and efforts pay off. The outcomes, however, hinge heavily on selling prices. This year, […]
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