2017 Volume 12 Pages 146-157
The market share of the retail industry and processed food in Vietnam has grown in recent years along with consumer demand for food with high quality and safety standards, and the supply chain structure is changing massively. Rice is the main agricultural product in Vietnam and the comprehensive improvement of the rice supply chain is expected. This study clarifies the structure of the rice supply chain and processed food made from rice, including the mode share of transport volume in the Red River Delta, based on face-to-face interviews. Many intermediate actors were found in the rice supply chain, such as collectors, agencies, and general agencies located in producing areas and distributors and regional agencies in consuming areas. Actors mainly use motorcycles and homemade three-wheeled motorcycles in producing areas and 0.5-ton trucks in consuming areas. Buses are used to carry low volumes over long distances.