From 09/03/2015 to 12/03/2015, Center for Development and Intergration (CDI) and Green Fair Trade (GFT) will participate in the Coffee Industry Fair 2015. This is an activity of the 5th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival in a chain of programs to promote national trade. The fair will be held at the Dak Lak museum, No 02 Y Ngong, Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak .
Participating in the Fair this year, CDI and GFT will introduce organic coffee - the products of 6 cooperatives coming from Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Lam Dong, Kon Tum. They are cooperatives apply sustainable coffee production under Fair trade standards. They have received the support of CDI in the advanced training in techniques, fair trade standards and value chain of coffee. Therein, Fair Trade Cooperatives Thuan An, Dak Mil district, Dak Nong has received the support of CDI since the establishment as a part of of the project “Strengthening social accountability and good governance for better targeted and sustainable poverty reduction in Dak Mil distric, Dak Nong province" (2011 - 2014) funding by the Irish Aid.
In the morning of the 09th March, CDI will have a meeting with Coffee Fair trade cooperatives participating in the fair for discussion on activities of the new project: “Improvement of livelihoods of the poor and ethnic minorities in the central highlands of Vietnam through engaging into sustainable coffee production and pro-poor market access” funding by Irish Aid.
The Coffee Industry Fair 2015 in Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival is a big program of Dak Lak province in 2015. This is the main activity of Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival with a range of introduction and exchange activities between companies in the coffee industry and those with companies providing auxiliary products. Scale of fair includes over 200 companies with over 650 booths.