Laboratory of Agricultural Marketing, Division of Industrial Organization of agribusiness, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School, Kyushu University
The economic renovation induced by the Doi-Moi policy has stimulated not only in terms of rice production but also of the pig production very much in Vietnam. Pig production in farm household has been increasingly developed with great number of pig-heads, amount of pig production and productivity. Pig production has been nearby rice production on main important sector for the contribution to total household's income in the Red River Delta of Vietnam, especially after the renovation policies in 1988. However, it has a number of problems as in the followings. The first, the pig production and the price of Pig and Pork was different and not fair between Regions, Provincesand farm household category. The second, the establishment of mass distribution, marketing system of Pig and Pork with marketing policy was very poor and not significant. The third, the determination of demand and supply of pork and data information of marketing organization is very difficult. From these problems, we intend to examine the present situation and role of pig production, marketing channels of pig and pork, problems and its cause. To achieve this purpose, we study in cooperation with some Japanese Professor in 1999 in Red River Delta of Vietnam.