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Tragedy of errors: Central Highlands farmers peppered with a debt crisis

Farmers’ hopes once climbed high on pepper vines in the Central Highlands; today, they are entangled in debt and misery.

Plant owners in battery chemicals-tainted pepper scandal to face charges

Authorities have wrapped up investigation into an establishment that produced impurities for a trading firm to contaminate its pepper.

Vietnam to cut black pepper farm area as global prices fall

The surge in world pepper prices in the 2013-2015 period led local growers to expand their farms uncontrollably.
April 25, 2018 | 07:27 am GMT+7

Vietnamese farmers banking on pepper despite signs of oversupply

Pepper prices have been falling rapidly but farmers continue to expand production as the spice is proving more profitable than other crops.
March 26, 2018 | 11:51 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s pepper export revenue loses spice due to oversupply

With supply exceeding demand, farmers are being told to hold on to their stocks and wait for prices to rise.
June 26, 2017 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

India, Vietnam lift import bans on coffee, pepper and other agro-products

The back-to-back bans have prevented Indian roasters from securing coffee beans while pepper prices in Vietnam have dropped to multi-year lows.
March 22, 2017 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, India work to adjust back-to-back bans on commodity imports

India's ban has been in place since March 7, causing a holdup in Vietnamese coffee shipments and pushing down pepper prices.
March 18, 2017 | 12:35 pm GMT+7

India suspends imports of six Vietnamese agro-products

The move comes after the Vietnamese government's decision to halt five commodities from India.
March 08, 2017 | 04:34 pm GMT+7

New standards in EU, US could hurt Vietnamese pepper

New limits on fungicide residues in major markets could hurt the world’s leading pepper exporter.
February 09, 2017 | 06:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to connect coffee belt with $5.1 billion infrastructure investment

The Vietnamese government will invest VND115 trillion dong ($5.1 billion) to boost transport infrastructure in the Central Highlands over the next four years, said the region’s Steering Committee.
June 25, 2016 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam pays ever-increasing price for climate change

Severe drought and salinity have destroyed around 1 million tons of rice crops so far this year, according to the Ministry of Agricultue, which clearly proves climate change is taking a heavy toll on Vietnam.
April 26, 2016 | 11:00 pm GMT+7

Central Highlands suffering under historic drought

The prolonged drought caused by the El Nino weather pattern is the worst in Vietnam in over a century. In the Central Highlands, thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed and the lives of countless people thrown into turmoil.
March 31, 2016 | 06:08 pm GMT+7

Drought ruins large crops of coffee and rice in Central Highlands

The prolonged drought caused by the El Nino weather pattern has damaged thousands of hectares of coffee, rice and pepper in the Central Highlands.
March 28, 2016 | 07:13 pm GMT+7
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