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Policy and Institutional Mapping for Small Scale Producers' Participation in Dynamic Markets: The Case of Vietnamese Pig Sector

A Policy and Institutional Mapping Workshop was held in Vietnam during March 19-21, 2008 to bring together producers, processors, major wholesalers and traders, representatives of different associations (farmer, trade and consumers) to discuss emerging issues to enhance the participation of small-scale producers in the modern agri-markets.

Key issues collected from the first two days were presented by Dr. Nguyen Anh Phong in the final day of the workshop. Comments and feedback from participants were raised and experience from their practical work was shared. Participatory tools such as value chain, problem and solution tree analysis that help capture the key problems and solutions that come from different market actors were used as an overall strategy. After each day of the workshop, the team had a short meeting in the afternoon to discuss the tools used and adjust methodologies to meet with the current circumstances. Clearly, the interaction of various stakeholders in the three-day workshop produced active discussions on key issues facilitated by a participatory process that made use of visual techniques. But more importantly, there were options and entry points identified for the different participants in the chain to increase the participation of small scale producers in the modern food markets.

This publication forms part of the Regoverning Markets project.

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Do Anh Tuan,, N., Anh Phong, N., Que Nga,, Q., Lien Phuong, P., Proctor, F., Digal, L. (2008). Policy and Institutional Mapping for Small Scale Producers' Participation in Dynamic Markets: The Case of Vietnamese Pig Sector, IIED, London.

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The Regoverning Markets project focused on the modernisation of agrifood markets in emerging economies, and implications for small-scale producers. The goal was to secure more equitable producer and trade benefits in response to those changes. It was a multi-partner collaborative research programme made up of a consortium of some 20 research organisations and funding agencies.

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