IFC, ACOM to help Vietnamese coffee farmers secure international cred

A new training center in Vietnam aims to help local coffee farmers boost their earnings, make their farms more sustainable and meet international certification standards.

The training center is a joint initiative of the International Finance Corp. and the Atlantic Commodities Vietnam Ltd. The Farmer Training Center, which is located in Vietnam’s Lam Dog province, includes a laboratory where farmers will be taught sustainable agriculture. The goal is to help these farmers secure sustainability certification for their coffee, which they can sell at higher prices in the international market.

The initiative, which is part of an agreement signed by IFC and ACOM in 2010, aims to train up to 4,000 farmers affiliated with ACOM. It is also expected to indirectly benefit an additional 50,000 farmers not associated with the company.

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