Greener Journal of Business and Management Studies Vol. 7 (3), pp. 024-029, September 2017
Manuscript Number: 082717109
Linkage between Dairy Farmers and Actors, Stakeholders in the Milk Chain: A case study of Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam
Bui Thi Nga
Faculty of Accounting and Business Management, Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Vietnamese dairy farmers are still facing many difficulties. One of the main reasons is their loose linkage to actors and stakeholders in the dairy milk chain. This study aims to analyze and assess the real situation of linkages between dairy farmers and actors, and relevant stakeholders in the milk chain, in a case study of Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam, and provides some suggestion to improve these linkages. Data came from a questionnaire survey of 40 dairy farmers in the study sites in the first quarter of 2017. The results showed that linkage between dairy farmers with the collectors, suppliers were quite loosened. There was no linkage between dairy farmers to milk distributors. There was a good and tighten the linkage between milk processing company and dairy farmers through three types of contract: supplies inputs; buy milk; supply inputs and buy milk, in which, the second type was the most popular. Farmers had a loosen linkage to government vets, but had a tight linkage to private vets. Their linkage to extension experts, milk company’s technician, animal, medicine sellers, farmers association… were not very tight. There was no linkage to insurance agents. Some suggestions are provided: Farmers had better actively improve their linkage to milk collectors and processing company through long term signed contract; find, set up, and develop the relationship with retailers, milk and cake shop, etc. to sell milk; enhance the linkage to suppliers through contract farming to prevent them from unexpected increasing input price; establish a linkage to milk insurance agents to protect them in case of risk or uncertain loss; reinforce the linkage to farmers’ association, veterinary service, cooperatives and extensions service center to get valuable technical knowledge and skill support.
Keywords: dairy farmer, milk chain, linkage, actor, stakeholder
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