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ASIA – Third Vietnamese Coffee Sustainability Forum to be held on 4 December 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City

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BONN, Germany – The Forum is organized by the Sustainable Coffee Programme powered by IDH and the 4C Association in collaboration with the Coffee Coordinating Board of the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD) and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV).

A Brief Overview of the Forum:

Theme: Sustainable Coffee Production through Public-Private Cooperation in Vietnam: Current Status and Future Outlook

Time and location: 7h30 to 16h45, on 4 December 2013 at the InterContinental Asiana Sai Gon Hotel; Corner Hai Ba Trung St. & Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Who will be there? Ministry representatives, members of different coffee province committees, national and international coffee companies as well as representatives of non-profit organizations, standard organizations and coffee producer groups.

Registration deadline: 27 November 2013. Please register by sending a written confirmation to Mrs. Pham Ngoc Tram, Sustainable Markets Program Leader (IDH/SNV), at,   mobile: +84988870732; or to Mr. Do Ngoc Sy, 4C Association, Manager Vietnam at, mobile: +84 (90) 516 00 07.

Close to 150 participants are expected to come together in Ho Chi Minh City this year. Items on the agenda will include taking stock of the progress that has been made in coffee sustainability since the last meeting in December 2012.

The four sustainability initiatives active in the Vietnamese Coffee Sector, 4C Association, Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified will give updates on their activities. 4C in its platform function will also provide information on its Vision 2020 process.

Additionally, it is envisaged to broaden the discussion on building a business case for sustainable production and how to better link coffee farmers, domestic enterprises and international actors.

In working groups, participants will put their heads together to develop possible action plans for addressing outstanding sustainability issues including how to address gender and youth issues.

Please click here to access the full agenda.

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