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Enhancing Food Security in ASEAN

This study profiled the rice and maize supply chain in five ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in order to identify constraints and propose remedies for further strengthening regional integration.  In this context the study made an assessment of the supply chains in terms of their performance, efficiency, agility, and adaptability, and develop a set of measures to address inefficiencies and bottlenecks to trade. 

Country

Indonesia

Malaysia

Philippines

Thailand

Viet Nam

Start Date

2009-09-01

Client

The World Bank

End Date

2010-04-01

Description of actual services provided in the assignment

ACI consultants prepared a supply chain study with detailed profiles of the rice and maize supply chain in five ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in order to identify constraints and propose remedies for further strengthening regional integration.  We also made an assessment of the supply chains in terms of their performance, efficiency, agility, and adaptability, and developed a set of measures to address inefficiencies and bottlenecks to trade.

 

Conducted two missions to the 5 countries, a review of selected literature and data, and key informants interviews.

 

The key questions addressed were:

  1. How do existing policies effect the development of efficient, adaptable and agile supply chains for rice and maize?
  2. How do they effect private investment in supply chain infrastructure?
  3. How do they affect transaction costs within legacy chains
  4. At which stage of the supply chain do constraints appear?
  5. What is the difference among the study countries?
  6. How do these constraints contribute to marketing and trade costs?
  7. For policy making purposes: Which constraints are the most serious (at which stage of the supply chain) and need to be addressed first in order to achieve larger flows of trade? 

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