Dak Lak firm pioneers in following EUDR in coffee production

The Dak Lak September 2 Import-Export Company Limited (Simexco) has pioneered in building coffee growing areas following the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), it announced on April 25, 2024.

The event demonstrated Simexco's strong commitment to sustainable coffee production, contributing to environmental protection and increasing the value of Dak Lak coffee products in the international arena.

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Simexco coffee growing zone following EUDR standards. (Photo: VNA)

Nguyen Tien Dung, Director of Sustainable Agricultural Development at Simexco, said that the main requirements of the EUDR include ensuring no deforestation or degradation, having spatial data using multi-temporal satellite images, and ensuring the legality and traceability of product origin from production, exploitation, harvesting to transportation, processing, and export.

He shared that after 10 months of implementation, Simexco has become a pioneer in building coffee production zones that secure the world's first 4C-certified EUDR certification. It is cooperating with the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative to update data and implement activities to have six production zones meeting the EUDR in Buon Ma Thuot city, Buon Ho township, and Krong Nang, Cu M'gar, Cu Kuin, and Krong Ana districts, with a total of nearly 82,000 farming households, 106,000 hectares and 300,000 tonnes of coffee.

On this occasion, Bach Thanh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association, handed over two certificates from the 4C (Common Code for the Coffee Community), which is an independent, stakeholder-driven, internationally recognized sustainability standard for the entire coffee sector, to Simexco for two growing zones that meet the EUDR standards. These two zones cover nearly 8,000 farmers, 9,500 hectares, and an output of over 35,000 tonnes.

At the event, eight units signed a memorandum of understanding on bringing EUDR-qualified coffee products to import businesses at European ports.

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(Source: VNA)