Farmers from Di Linh and Lam Ha are establishing a coffee production region using cutting-edge technology to achieve exceptional productivity and high-quality, contributing to the progressive affirmation of the Lam Dong coffee brand. In Di Linh and Lam Ha, the sustainable coffee production movement has grown quickly and firmly over the years. Many farmers collaborate with businesses and cooperatives to produce coffee that meets worldwide standards choosing coffee beans. UTZ, 4C… Farmers will be able to implement scientific breakthroughs in coffee production with high economic efficiency due to this and good coffee beans highest-quality.
Mr. Tran Suong’s family (Dong Lac 3 hamlet, Dinh Lac commune, Di Linh) is an excellent example of how technology can make coffee cultivation more efficient.
Because, in the past, the family had to water the coffee garden 3 to 6 times throughout the dry season, while watering with plastic pipes to water each root, with an average water volume of 600 liters of water/root/time of watering, and it was a lot of effort. Fuel.
Fertilization became particularly significant when he shifted to an affordable watering model with a portable sprinkler irrigation system with modest investment (the entire farm was 6 hectares, but the irrigation equipment only cost 30 million VND). It is done through the irrigation system, ensuring that the technique is always guaranteed, saving water, labor, and the environment.
“At first, when I heard that coffee was cultivated in the direction of high technology, I believed it was impossible to do,” Mr. Suong explained. Following the directions, I started to work, which turned out to be relatively straightforward. I raised the use of organic fertilizers and decreased the number of chemical fertilizers on a 6-hectare plot, but the coffee production was as high as 5 tons/ha.
High-tech coffee farming does not require a large amount of input organic coffee beans; however, agriculture in this direction will ripen the coffee at the same time , improving the quality of the coffee, implying that the farmers’ products are qualified real good coffee. Conditions to meet complex markets, and of course, the output will be more stable.”
Similarly, Mr. Vo Phi Hung’s family in Thanh Cong neighborhood, Nam Ban town (Lam Ha), shared that the family’s coffee area was too old in the past, so he decided to destroy the entire 1.2 hectares for re-cultivation, choosing to grow coffee according to 4C standards for production in the direction of applying high technology for sustainable production.
As a result, his family received 50 percent of the cost of supplies, procedures, training, inspection, and management of seed sources for re-cultivation from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Farmers are urged to irrigate wisely, put shade trees, block the wind, use organic fertilizers, and keep a household journal to monitor the process when growing coffee according to 4C guidelines. Take care, use fertilizers and pesticides properly, and keep track of your income and expenses throughout the year to see how much profit and loss you made and how effective your coffee care was. What is the outcome?
The family’s newly replanted area has grown well, with no harmful pests or diseases detected. It is expected that the first fortune-telling will be released this year, with agents buying it at a price higher than the market price of 300 VND/kg. reducing input material costs, productivity increased by 10% compared to conventional production.
Continue in Tan Chau, Dinh Lac, and Di Linh townships (Di Linh district); Nam Ha commune, Me Linh commune, Nam Ban town… the high-tech coffee production process is increasingly developing, similar to the above-mentioned farmers (Lam Ha).
Farmers’ gardens are limited control pests and diseases and save money on pesticide purchases thanks to the application of scientific and technical measures such as reasonable care, regularly removing excess shoots, pruning branches to create a good canopy in the rainy season, removing toothpicks, slimy branches, and so on.
Furthermore, coffee farmers employ fertilizers, materials, and irrigation water wisely, lowering investment costs and preventing excessive fertilizer and irrigation water use.
Produce high-quality goods
Mr. Pham Khac Tai, Ritachi Coffee’s Brand Owner- Everything for Coffee Lovers! Vietnam is known for its Robusta coffee, which accounts for more than 80% of production and is a major coffee exporter, but the country’s coffee products are not well-known around the world.
Even if Indonesian coffee Robusta is behind but still on the international coffee map, they will look for the Lao market when high-quality roasters hunt for Arabica beans coffee. As a result, how to place Vietnamese coffee on the global map must come from the farmers’ minds.
They nurture and harvest ripe fruit that must reach 90-95 percent ripeness to make great products. While coffee is of high quality, you will be given a passport and will be able to affirm the Vietnamese coffee brand when exporting.
The international accreditation for high-tech coffee UTZ, 4C of roast coffee beans (dark roast coffee)
Mr. Dang Van Kha, Deputy Head of the Di Linh district’s Division of Agriculture and Rural Development, noted that the district’s use of scientific and technological breakthroughs in coffee production is growing. Currently, the district’s application of 4C and UTZ standards covers over 15,000 hectares, accounting for more than 33% of the district’s coffee area.
The average production is 125,000 tons, with more than 10,000 hectares produced in the high-tech direction, with automatic sprinkler irrigation. Scientific and technological breakthroughs to coffee production have yielded tangible results, with average yields of up to 4.5 tons per hectare and high-quality goods produced using organic fertilizers. Since the French era, many Honey coffee products have been developed, resulting in the well-known Di Linh coffee brand.
Lam Ha has grown from a small area to a district with 9,500 hectares of coffee grown according to 4C, UTZ standards.
… and 78 hectares of high-tech coffee cultivation, where many of the growers grew up. Taking part in a certified sustainable coffee production model, this sustainable coffee area is growing year after year.
According to Mr. Pham S, Vice Chairman of the Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee, promoting high-tech coffee is a direction that benefits farmers in many ways. Because growers not only save money, but they also deliver safe coffee to the market, helping to preserve producers’ health the environment, and replacing wasteful traditional production practices. Fruit.
Lam Dong best coffee currently has 152,000 hectares of farmland produced by farmers; therefore, Lam Dong will develop cooperative groups and cooperatives to integrate production with enterprises across coffee ecoregions. Coffee has common characteristics aimed at synchronizing all stages of the production process from seed, technology, collecting organization, etc., to purchasing, formed in the Lam Ha and Di Linh coffee areas, a joint development direction.