Padaek distribution and business management in Vientiane capital, Lao PDR

JIRCAS Working Report
ISSN 1341710X
NII recode ID (NCID) AA11159468
This study presents distribution characteristics of a fermented freshwater fish paste product called padaek and the business management of padaek stakeholders in Vientiane capital in Lao PDR. Padaek stakeholders such as farmers, middlemen, and retailers were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The stakeholders' responses demonstrate that there are seven types of distribution spread over three patterns. A typical distribution channel takes place with a middleman-intervention pattern in which middlemen mediate between farmers and retailers. Regarding business conditions, farmers and retailers claim a higher gross margin than do middlemen. Furthermore, 70% of farmers face difficulties in obtaining fish, whereas 39% and 31% of retailers, 31% and 23% of middlemen, respectively, confront difficulties of insufficient funds and market competition in padaek business management.
Date of issued
Creator Katsumi Hasada Phonesanith Phonhnachith Phonevilay Sinavong Manivanh Phimphachanvongsod Shintaro Kobayashi Junichiro Marui
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Type Technical Report
NII resource type vocabulary Technical Report
Volume 90
spage 71
epage 78
Language eng

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