Traditional vs. Modern Food Systems? Insights from Vegetable Supply Chains to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Fearne, Andrew and Cadilhon, Jean-Joseph and Tam, Phan Thi Giac and Moustier, Paule and Poole, Nigel (2006) Traditional vs. Modern Food Systems? Insights from Vegetable Supply Chains to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). Development Policy Review, 24 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 0950-6764. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article describes the development of vegetable marketing in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), where modern distribution outlets are competing fiercely with traditional traders for wholesale and retail customers. Data from interviews with supply chain stakeholders and a survey of vegetable wholesalers have been used to compare the performance of modern and traditional chains, and the findings reveal the chains as segmented in their product focus, the modern sector focusing exclusively on quality. Modern marketing channels are generally more efficient than traditional ones but still account for only around 2% of vegetable distribution. The article argues that policy-makers should not promote the 'modernisation' of food systems at the expense of traditional channels which meet important consumer needs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Andrew Fearne
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 12:34
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 10:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11833 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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