Nestle to source more coffee from Yunnan
Nestle will buy 13,500 tons of coffee beans from south China's Yunnan province this year as the global food giant seeks to develop ties with the coffee-growing region.
The annual purchase volume has posted increases for years.
Dong Yuguo, vice president of Nestle China, said Nestle was going to increase its presence in China to make the most of the country's huge market potential.
Yunnan accounts for over 99 percent of China’s coffee plantations and production, with a planting area of 120,000 hectares and an output of 130,000 tons.
Nestle first established coffeerelated projects in the province in 1988. Since then, it has trained 16,000 coffee farmers in Yunnan, benefiting 13,300 hectares of coffee-planting area.
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