The Potential of the Rice Value Chain in the Mekong Delta to Develop High Value Export Markets

Le Canh Dung, Vo Van Tuan, Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, Nguyen Phu Son, Alfons Eiligmann


This study aims at analyzing the current status of the rice value chain in the Mekong Delta focusing on export channels. The study assessed primary data collected from respondents related to the chain in the year 2020. Research results show that about 35% of rice in the region is used for export, of which most of the rice exported belongs to the high quality segment. Although improvements achieved recently, the regional rice value chain still faces many limitations. The study proposes solutions to strengthen the rice value chain and increase the volume of high quality rice exported into more demanding high income markets.


high quality; Mekong Delta; rice; segment; value chain.

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ISSN 1869-6945


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