Sustainable coffee supply chain management: a case study in Buon Me Thuot City, Daklak, Vietnam

Nguyen, Giang N. T. and Sarker, Tapan ORCID: (2018) Sustainable coffee supply chain management: a case study in Buon Me Thuot City, Daklak, Vietnam. International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, 3 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2366-0066

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This paper aims to analyze and discuss the evolution towards sustainable coffee supply chain and its management in Vietnam. Coffee is a major agricultural export commodity of Vietnam with the export value accounts for 3% of national GDP in 2014 and provides a livelihood for approximately 2.6 million people. However, the sector is facing enormous challenges as the current farming methods and processing infrastructure have been unsustainable resulting in many catastrophic impacts on the environment such as deforestation and soil degradation that have the potential to lead to a decrease in the quality of coffee beans. Using a case study in Buon Me Thuot City, Daklak, Vietnam, the paper analyses the key factors influencing the sustainable coffee supply chain management in Vietnam. Our analysis confirms that although productivity is high, and farmers have positive experiences in this sector, sustainability issues are emerging. For instance, the farmers have experienced soil erosion and a lack of water and as such are now more willing to incorporate sustainability initiatives in their production and processing.

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Date Deposited: 03 May 2022 01:28
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable business; Coffee supply chain; Sustainability; Case study; Vietnam
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3502 Banking, finance and investment > 350299 Banking, finance and investment not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350702 Corporate social responsibility
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1303 Ethics > 130302 Business ethics
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