Early this month (April 2018), the project team from Technologically Enhanced Agricultural Livelihoods (TEAL) project paid a visit to Dak Lak to learn about the ways to grow and process coffee with Economic empowerment approach in this major coffee centre of the country.
During the trip, the team also visited Minh Toan Loi Cooperative. With over 227 members, the Cooperative has been operating for about seven years, harvesting about 1,300 hectares of coffee cherries every year. “In this modern era, we can’t survive if only producing as single households and lacking information. Farmers need to connect with each other and focus on certified production so we can reach new markets,” said Mr Vu Duc Quan, Chairman of the Cooperative’s Management Board.