Coffee production faces many challenges. Climate change ranks among the major challenges we face due to the negative effect on the quality and availability of the crop. In Vietnam, sudden temperature change, abundant out-of-season rainfall, and periods of prolonged drought are a real problem impacting the production and work of 1,245 small local producers.
Using the Farmer Field School method, the Lavazza Foundation provides technical assistance and training to small Vietnamese producers. Within the program, soil tests are carried out to identify the best fertilizers to use; innovative irrigation systems are designed; and shade trees planted to protect the coffee from excessive exposure to the sun or sudden rain.