Hard-at-work Vietnamese coffee farmers

Last year, Vietnamese farmers were forced to hoard their yields when prices slid far below their expectations, hoping for a future upswing. Though stocks were at a record high, uncertainty in the market has put substantial pressure on farmers to replace their coffee crops with other, more marketable ones, like pepper or durian. For small farmers, the startup costs of changing crops would be a huge setback to socioeconomic progress Vietnam.


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