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Type: Journal article
Title: Necessary and sufficient conditions for agribusiness success of small-scale farming systems in Northern Vietnam
Author: Ha, T.
Bosch, O.
Nguyen, N.
Citation: Business and Management Studies, 2015; 1(2):36-44
Publisher: Redfame Publishing
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2374-5916
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Tuan M. Ha, Ockie J.H. Bosch, Nam C. Nguyen
Abstract: This study was conducted in Haiphong (Vietnam) during 2013-2014 to analyse the requirements for the success of small-scale agribusinesses. Following two baseline studies on the current state of the local farming systems and market situations, various stakeholders were engaged in a number of workshops with support of a causal loop diagram (CLD) modelling tool to redefine the pre-requisites for agribusiness success and their interplays. As a result, multi-stakeholder collaboration and government support via its policies and development programs were identified as the necessary conditions for success. Nonetheless, strengthening the capacity of local cooperatives and investing in human and social capitals are of equal importance as sufficient conditions, which generate multiple benefits towards achieving agribusiness success. Values of full participation by all stakeholders and the use of the CLD in defining systemic interventions are also discussed.
Keywords: Agribusiness; contract farming; market linkages; small farmers; systemic interventions
Rights: © Redfame Publishing Inc. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
RMID: 0030046223
DOI: 10.11114/bms.v1i2.820
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