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GREENcoffee Vietnam

G4AW: http://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/ NSO: http://www.spaceoffice.nl/en/ GREENcoffee will implement a financial sustainable information service that supports 100,000 coffee farmers in Central Highlands of Vietnam to increase their production, income, food security and to reduce the inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides. The services target on specific information on weather, rain and humidity forecasts, daily coffee prices and price forecast, farming techniques, e

  • Location
  • Start project
    2016
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: XI-IATI-NSO-G4AW16002
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Background

As a results of climate change, coffee farmers have faced excessive rains and prolonged dry seasons. These droughts as well as irregular rainfalls in the Central Highlands tend to be more serious over the last years. Drought conditions have caused widespread production losses on coffee smallholdings and household water shortages. Overall rainfall volume is sufficient for Robusta coffee, but uneven yearly distribution means Robusta coffee requires irrigation to achieve high yields. Climate risk is also interlinked with quality and pests or diseases. Some farmers in Dak Lak have reported significant reductions in yields and high control costs that have put in doubt the economic viability of their farms.
GREENcoffee Vietnam

Updates

Posted on May 30, 2018

Information technology for sustainable farming (2017, video)

Information technology for sustainable farming (2017, video)

ICCO Cooperation is a member of two consortiums in Indonesia (SMARTseeds) and Vietnam (GREENcoffee) that will implement a financially sustainable information service that supports 100,000 vegetable (specifically tomato, chili, cucumber) farmers & 100,000 coffee farmers, respectively. These services will help farmers increase their production, income and food security and to reduce their inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides. The services target specific information on weather, rain and humidity forecasts, daily coffee prices and price forecasts, pests and diseases via SMS services.
Posted on May 30, 2018

GREENcoffee - Green Coffee (2018, application)

GREENcoffee - Green Coffee (2018, application)

GREENcoffee - Green Coffee (2018, application)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vn.monkey.icco On 29th September 2017, the GreenCoffee consortium introduced its mobile services in the central highlands of Vietnam. These services aim to provide 100.000 Robusta farmers with: - Weather information - Good agricultural practices (GAP) - Pests and disease information - Soil information - and daily market prices of coffee

Target group

The GREENcoffee project will target the coffee smallholders in Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong provinces where 80% of the coffee growers live, 30% of them belonging to ethnic minority groups. Water resources are essential for the high yields obtained by Robusta farmers in Viet Nam. Coffee farmers expressed their need for more specific information on weather, rain and humidity forecasts, daily coffee prices and price forecast, farming techniques, extreme weather conditions, pests and diseases.

Sustainability

The project will assess several business propositions, depending on the communication channel used to the coffee farmers and other clients such as coffee companies, coffee certifiers and government departments. Revenues will come from service fees (differentiation per service) and possibly from other revenue streams. Coffee farmers will be reached through regional ERIPT offices in districts and existing information kiosks and through the existing network of UTZ and governmental extension offices. Promotion will be supported by radio programs on agriculture.

Goals overview

Improved productivity of coffee farms
Improved efficiency of input use (water, fertilizer, pesticides)
Improved income
Improved decision making based on M&E.
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