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Wasi 4 C Presentation 4th Dec Eng.

  1. 1. Research and consulting unit Workshop on Sustainable Coffee Development, Dalat - Vietnam, December 4th, 2009 WASI, Vietnam
  2. 2. Brief introduction on WASI <ul><li>Full name: The Western Highlands Agriculture & Forestry Science Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Location: 53 Nguyen Luong Bang st., Buon Ma Thuot city, Daklak province </li></ul>
  3. 3. Functions & mission and the roles of WASI in sustainable coffee project <ul><li>1. Functions & mission </li></ul><ul><li>- Study and transfer advanced technology in agriculture, forestry and water resource to the CH regions. </li></ul><ul><li>- Participate in training, consulting and transferring scientific and advanced techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>- Collaborate with local and international organizations to carry out academic studies on agriculture, forestry, environment protection </li></ul><ul><li>2. Roles of WASI in sustainable coffee project - Consulting in sustainable/certified coffee program and G.A.P. for coffee in relation to cultivation, harvest, processing and quality aspect </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of 4C <ul><li>Awareness raising for farmers in relation to waste management, water protection, agrochemical use, health protection, working safety, education interest and community development. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge improving in relation to cultivation practice, harvest, processing and quality (chance to approach the latest advanced techniques) </li></ul><ul><li>Linked 4 parties (farmers, government (local authorities), scientists (WASI) and enterprises (coffee company)). </li></ul><ul><li>A certain number of farmers get better price when selling their 4C coffee. </li></ul><ul><li>The base for other certificates </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenges <ul><li>1. The procedure to become a 4C unit: </li></ul><ul><li>Not easy for a purely Vietnamese coffee company of a group of farmer, BS ex: BPM (insert), SA (VN representatives) </li></ul><ul><li>The Code is not close to the farmer (need simpler) </li></ul>Transcription
  6. 6. Challenges (contd.) <ul><li>2. Membership fee (fee, area) </li></ul><ul><li>In kind contribution, not easy to deduct from </li></ul><ul><li>3. Training on code and GAP (insufficient, due to the fund) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenges (contd.) <ul><li>4. No differentiation in price. The main factor affects to others. Premium is not the target of 4C, the farmers get benefits from low input, but with a small cultivation area, not much persuaded and also their understanding </li></ul><ul><li>5. Repetition in 4C implementation region among enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>6. Market for 4C coffee: </li></ul><ul><li>- Trading pattern of coffee sector of Vietnam (closer LBA or speculation) </li></ul><ul><li>- Market for 4C coffee is not broad enough for a number of farmers who would like to join in the sustainable coffee program. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>7. Enterprises associate with farmers to implement 4C, the most popular and successful to date, ensure the market for farmer, but a burden for enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>8. Quadruple cost for enterprise: 4C membership fee, training cost, premium to farmers, storage costs. </li></ul>Challenges (contd.)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Challenges (contd.) </li></ul><ul><li>9. 4C target is getting 4C as mainstream but a farmer only can sell their coffee to the enterprise/system that he is under. </li></ul><ul><li>10. 4C target is getting 4C as mainstream but the coverage will be limited and impossible for all area of Vietnam if no fund from the 3 rd party (for code, GAP training). </li></ul>2
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention! 16