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Kirin helps Vietnam coffee farms get sustainability certification

Japanese beverage maker eyes stable supplies from world's No. 2 producer

Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings is helping coffee farmers in Vietnam obtain a sustainability certification from an international NGO. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Japanese beverage company Kirin Holdings is stepping up support for coffee growers in Vietnam, as it looks to cash in on growing consumer demand for sustainable products.

The company is training farmers in sustainable production methods, including soil management, helping them obtain certification from an international accreditation organization that promotes sustainable farming. The company aims to extend support to farms in 700 locations, double the current figure, by the end of the year.

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