Value chain analysis across borders: the case of Australian red lentils to Sri Lanka

Ariyawardana, Anoma and Collins, Ray (2013) Value chain analysis across borders: the case of Australian red lentils to Sri Lanka. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 14 1: 25-39. doi:10.1080/10599231.2012.717839


Author Ariyawardana, Anoma
Collins, Ray
Title Value chain analysis across borders: the case of Australian red lentils to Sri Lanka
Journal name Journal of Asia-Pacific Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1059-9231
1528-6940
Publication date 2013-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10599231.2012.717839
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 39
Total pages 15
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract This research examines the creation and distribution of consumer value in the most important supply chain of lentils between Australia and Sri Lanka. This adopts a value chain analysis approach applied to a case study, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. Intercept surveys of consumers in Sri Lanka revealed that quality, size, and price as the most important value-creating factors. A very strong communication and relationships triad exists among the trader, indenting agent, and processor, but the flow of information from consumer to producer is weak. Opportunities lie in improved genetics, better-informed growers, and continued production efficiencies.
Keyword Australia
Communication
Red lentils
Relationships
Sri Lanka
Value chain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Official 2014 Collection
 
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Created: Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 13:15:15 EST by Anoma Ariyawardana on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences