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Certified standards and vertical coordination in aquaculture: The case of pangasius from Vietnam

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This paper explores the interaction between food standards and vertical coordination in the Vietnamese pangasius sector. For farmers and processors alike, the adoption of standards is motivated by a desire to improve market access by ensuring high quality supply. Instead of encouraging the application of standards and contract farming, processing companies prefer to vertically integrate primary production largely due to concerns over the stable supply of pangasius with satisfactory quality and safety attributes. These tendencies increase the market dominance of industrial farming and worsen the position of small household farms.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAquaculture
Vol/bind433
Sider (fra-til)235-246
Antal sider12
ISSN0044-8486
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 20 sep. 2014

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