(PLO)- When importing coffee into the European market, it is necessary to have location information for each garden, based on which to confirm the risk of deforestation by remote sensing monitoring systems.
On the afternoon of June 29, in Hanoi, a conference “Producing and supplying coffee without causing deforestation according to European Union regulations”.
The conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam and the IDH Organization to share an overview of the new EU regulations on non-deforestation products (EUDR).
The conference “Coffee production and supply does not cause deforestation according to European Union regulations” held on the afternoon of June 29.
The new EU regulations were approved by the European Parliament on May 16, 2023, and are expected to come into force from December 2024. According to this regulation, a number of agricultural products of Vietnam, especially coffee, when imported into the European market, require location information to each garden, based on which confirmation of the risk of deforestation. by remote sensing monitoring systems.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan assessed that when the EUDR takes effect, it will directly affect actors in the supply chains of wood and wood products, rubber and coffee.
Industry supply chains will face many challenges to meet the EUDR, especially in the areas of location data, traceability, monitoring systems, anti-deforestation response.
“The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development considers compliance with this regulation not only to meet the requirements of exporting key products to the EU market, but also sees this as an opportunity to accelerate the implementation of the development strategy of Vietnam’s agricultural sector. South Vietnam is oriented towards transparency, responsibility, sustainability and green growth,” said the Minister.
Mr. Le Minh Hoan also emphasized that in order to meet EU regulations, maintain a sustainable trade flow of agricultural products, and ensure the livelihoods of farmers, it is necessary to cooperate and coordinate between state agencies and the region. private, domestic and foreign organizations.
Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General of the Environment Department of the European Commission also said: This new EU regulation is aimed at combating deforestation. As a result, due diligence obligations and traceability requirements will be applied rigorously, without discrimination, to all products involved.
The EU is committed to supporting Vietnam in its sustainable development process” – Ms. Florika Fink-Hooijer
Mr. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, Director of the Department of International Cooperation (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), informed that Vietnam will issue a national action plan for the coffee industry to meet EUDR requirements.
The action plan includes 5 contents: Developing a public-private partnership framework for sectors affected by EUDR; Communication and advocacy to management agencies at all levels, actors in the industry value chain; Develop technical solutions for the national database on planting areas, traceability, monitoring and protection of forests; Building a regular dialogue channel with the EU and member states on EUDR; Mobilize resources to support industry value chains to adapt to EUDR.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development together with representatives of 5 provinces of the Central Highlands (Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Lam Dong), Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association, IDH, Koninklijke Douwe Egberts BV (KDE) of The Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and resource sharing to support the construction of production areas that do not cause deforestation, forest degradation, sustainable production combined with the goals of resource conservation and assurance. local social security.
The goal is to build a large-scale, sustainable coffee supply chain that does not cause deforestation and forest degradation, responding to the requirements of the market and the European Union in the period 2023-2030.
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