The determination was conveyed by Minister of Research and Technology Bambang Brodjonegoro when attending a webinar themed “Indonesia on the World Coffee Map: Opportunities and Prospects” on September 5.

A farmer harvests coffee beans in Tanggamus Regency, Lampung province, Sumatra, Indonesia.

He said that currently Indonesia’s coffee plantation land area is 1.3 million hectares which can produce 600,000 tonnes of coffee per year.

Irfan Anwar, Chairman of the Indonesian Coffee Exporters and Industry Association (AEKI), said that increasing coffee productivity needs to be the government's attention considering that the area of Indonesian coffee plantations is still larger than Vietnam. If Indonesia has an area of 1.3 million hectares, Vietnam only has 650,000 hectares.

At present, Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee producer after Brazil. It is followed by Columbia and Indonesia.

Source: VNA