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French Firm Helps Shan Farmers Turn Poppy to Coffee

NAYPYITAW — A coffee growers cooperative in Shan State and a French roasting company signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday in Naypyitaw that pledges the roaster to buy from the farmers for five years in a bid to combat opium cultivation in the region. “We’ll pay higher than the market prices. We’ll buy coffee […]