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Coffee farmers fall short of tree replacement target

From vietnamnews.vn

Đắk Lắk Province, the country largest coffee producer, planned to replace 4,259 ha of old coffee trees with new ones in the rainy season,  but farmers have reached only 50 per cent of the target, mostly due to lower prices for coffee beans, according to Việt Nam News Agency.

With the current price of VNĐ32,500 – 32,700 (US$1.4) a kilo, farmers are not making a profit, so they decided to keep their trees that are more than 20 years old.

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