The objective of the project was to conduct two country rice studies (one for Cambodia and one for Viet Nam) to assess the situation (constraints, costs, efficiency, quality) of the rice markets and rice sector value-chains in Vietnam and Cambodia. Its purpose was to diagnose issues and propose policy options, strategies, and practices by which the competitiveness of the rice sector in each country could be enhanced – for Government, rice producers, and other private sector actors engaged in the sector. The goal was to propose means by which returns to producers and the value added by the sector (throughout the value chain for rice) in each country could be enhanced.
The World Bank
ACI supported the mission of the two consultants with the presence of in-country ACI professional staff located in Cambodia and Viet Nam. The study team visited a large number of stakeholders in the rice value chain, including producers, traders, millers, exporters, state owned enterprises, government agencies, research and extension, ministry of trade, NGOs, and trade associations. The study Team collected both primary and secondary data and provided a detailed value chain analysis of the rice sector in both countries.