Characterising Pig Value Chains in Vietnam (Descriptive Analysis from Survey Data)
Nam Ha Duong1, Thi Thu Huyen Nguyen1, Ninh Xuan Trung1, Tran Van Long1, Anh Duc Nguyen1, Vu Khac Xuan1, Thi Duong Nga Nguyen1, Van Hung Pham1, Karl Rich2, Fred Unger3, Lucy Lapar3
1Hanoi University of Agriculture, Dept. of Quantitative Analysis, Vietnam
The traditional pig sector plays a significant role in Vietnam's economy from production, especially for farmers in rural areas, to consumption (more than 90% of pork consumed is supplied by conventional wet markets). At the same time, the traditional pig sector is under threat from animal health and food safety risks that impact both its profitability and future viability. However, little research exists on defining key intervention points that could manage risks in a pro-poor, cost-effective manner. Our study highlighted and reviewed the contrast between pig value chains in two provinces (Hung Yen and Nghe An) that represent different levels of economic development in the county. Based on semi-structured questionnaires, 400 pig producing farmers and 400 pork consumers were surveyed in both provinces during July and August 2013, paying particular attention to typologies of production and consumption in rural, semi-urban, and urban zones. We also obtained information on 200 other intermediary value chain actors through semi-structured and in-depth interviews.
Keywords: Descriptive analysis, pig value chains, Vietnam
Contact Address: Nam Ha Duong, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Dept. of Quantitative Analysis, Trau Quy, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam, e-mail: duongnamhagmail.com