Development of new processes for evaluating and implementing new improved horticultural supply chains operating in South-East Asia

Nissen, R. J., George, A. P., Hofman, P., Tucker, B. and Rankin, M. (2008). Development of new processes for evaluating and implementing new improved horticultural supply chains operating in South-East Asia. In: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 2nd International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Hanoi, Vietnam, (269-276). 23-27 September 2007.


Author Nissen, R. J.
George, A. P.
Hofman, P.
Tucker, B.
Rankin, M.
Title of paper Development of new processes for evaluating and implementing new improved horticultural supply chains operating in South-East Asia
Conference name 2nd International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies
Conference location Hanoi, Vietnam
Conference dates 23-27 September 2007
Convener P.J. Batt, T.D. Vien
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789066055216
ISSN 0567-7572
Volume 794
Start page 269
End page 276
Total pages 8
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
 We have developed a new process to assist farmers, traders and extension agents to improve horticultural supply chain practices in the transitional economies in South East Asia. In South East Asia, 30% of the total population live below the
poverty line. Over 80% are involved in agriculture. Globally, consumer concerns on food safety and product quality have led to the implementation of new food safety systems, but implementing these quality assurance systems is resource demanding, time consuming and expensive for farmers. Many major retailers have implemented their own quality assurance and product standards leading many farmers, collector agents, traders and exporters to believe that this is a means of excluding them from higher value markets. Compared with developed countries, supply chains in the
transitional economies are longer, often including twice as many participants, and are based on traditional practices which are difficult to change. Targeted training can however support improved performance outcomes for both small-scale farmers and downstream supply chain partners. We have been assisting mango and pomelo farmers in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and stone fruit farmers in the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Thailand and Lao PDR to evaluate their existing supply chains and develop new improved supply chains. This paper discusses the processes we have used to improve the performance of supply chains for these groups of farmers.
Subjects 1108 Medical Microbiology
Keyword Fundamentals of supply chains
Participatory action learning (PAL)
Relationships
Strategic planning process
Supply chain
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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