Vietnam’s 2018/2019 Coffee Output To Fall Sharply: Industry Body

From: reuters.com

HANOI, March 5 (Reuters) – Low water levels and threat of a drought in Vietnam’s main coffee growing region would hurt this year’s output in the world’s second-biggest producer of the bean, the Vietnam Coffee and Cacao Association said on Tuesday.

The Central Highlands, Vietnam’s main coffee growing region, is in the peak of its dry season, which lasts from November to April, and several provinces have recorded low water levels in both rivers and water reservoirs, local media have reported.

“At the beginning of the dry season, some areas of the Central Highlands severely lacked water and drought is expected to be severe during the dry season,” the association said in a statement on Tuesday.

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