Pepper yield in this year is predicted to decrease 20%Update: 10/4/2013
According to a survey of VPA, adverse weather, old pepper plants in many places is the cause of declining pepper yield.
Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA) forecast that pepper yield this year will decrease 20% compared with last year, with expected yield 88.000 - 90.000 tonnes, after the organization along with bussiness members surveyed 6 main pepper farming provinces in the whole country.
According to the survey report of VPA, new planting area have increased sharply, especially in the Central Highlands, where there're still so much land. However, in many pepper farming locals, the pepper crops harvested for over 10 years, turn aging, degraded, so farmers are concerned, less care, leading to declining yield.