Posted date: 05/03/19

(Bloomberg) -- Some areas of Central Highlands, Vietnam’s coffee belt, have seen extreme water shortage during the dry season that started in December, according to Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa ssociation.

* Water levels in many reservoirs have been much lower than recent years
** Several growers in Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces don’t have enough water for coffee trees, it says
** NOTE: Drought in Gia Lai may expand to 40%-60% of the province’s total area this month, Tuoi Tre newspaper reports,
citing Nguyen Van Huan, a forecaster with Central Highlands Station for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting
* Central Highlands received 60%-70% of long-term avg showers last year, when the rainy season ended early
* NOTE: Heatwave Seen Hitting Vietnam’s Coffee Region in 2H of March
* NOTE: Vietnam Coffee Region Faces Partial Drought in Early 2019