So November has arrived. This month is the peak of harvest season at coffee farms in Vietnam. According to Bloomberg, Vietnam coffee production in 2022 is expected to increase compared to the previous crops.
The good news of Vietnam coffee production in 2022
The reason is that this year the weather is favourable, coffee does not experience drought, so it grows and develops well, and the yield is higher than last year. Besides, the current price of coffee in the market is relatively high, so farmers expect a bumper crop this year.
With positive information about the coffee market & output, we hope this year will be a good year for Vietnamese farmers & agricultural product exporters in general.
The increase in coffee production in Vietnam brings good news to consumers worldwide. In Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, which has suffered over the past two years as frost and drought have weakened trees and reduced production, plantations are likely to take years to recover fully.
Tight supply pushed New York arabica coffee futures to their highest in more than a decade in February this year, while London robusta prices hit their highest since 2011 in December 2021.
The challenge in the coffee harvest.
In addition to the excellent news of Vietnam coffee production in 2022, the possibility of a shortage of harvesting workers worries agricultural officials in Lam Dong, Dak Nong and Gia Lai provinces.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dak Nong province, to harvest the entire coffee area in this crop, Dak Nong needs about 13 million workers. However, the local workforce only meets about 50%. The Department of Agriculture of Dak Nong province said that the lack of local pickers could decrease the quality of coffee beans.
To solve the lack of harvesters, the Agriculture sector is supporting local governments to connect workers with coffee growers. The Agriculture sector also connects with areas traditionally provided workers to collect coffee for Dak Nong, such as Dak Lak and Quang Ngai, to find gardening workers.
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