Written by the Vietnam Coffee Coordinating Board.
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) are working together in further developing and engaging key stakeholders on a collective vision and agenda for real sustainability of the coffee sector: Vision2020.
In this context, several workshops around Vision2020 are currently being delivered in collaboration with public-private National Coffee Platforms / Advisory Boards / Roundtables on coffee sustainability. Public and private coffee stakeholders will take part in these consultation processes in several key coffee producing countries during June & July 2016. In order to create a platform for exchanging and discussing ideas, targets, and priorities for Vietnam’s coffee sector by 2020, GCP and ICO cooperated with the Vietnam Coffee Coordination Board to organize the “Vietnam Coffee Sector Vision 2020 Consultation Workshop”.
The input by national coffee platforms and additional stakeholders in your countries will be key to achieve several goals, including:
Board Member, Le Duc Huy, addresses participants.
Up to 70 representatives of GCP Members and partners -including coffee farmers, traders, roasters, retailers, civil society organizations, research institutes, local authorities and Vietnam Government- met on the 21st July 2016 in Daklak, Vietnam, to share their view and comments on the vision of the Vietnam’s coffee sector by 2020.
The workshop received strong endorsement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural and Development and was jointly organized by the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) and the Vietnam Coffee Coordinating Board (VCCB).
Following the workshop, all comments and contributions of all stakeholders will be shared with the GCP to refine Vision2020 and make it more tangible by setting collective sector goals and targets for year 2020.
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