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Mapping the organic vegetable value chain along the EWEC

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  • Lord, Montague J.
  • Tangtrongjita, Pawat

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The present study maps the organic vegetables value chain in the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It covers horizontal and vertical linkages, information and support services, price differentials, and packaging, branding and certification processes in an effort to identify strengths and challenges for an action plan in the value chain. In so doing, it supports the transformation of the EWEC from a transport and logistics corridor into a full-fledged economic corridor. After more than a decade in the making, the EWEC now offers time and cost-efficient transport linkages between major commercial centers and gateways to markets within and outside the corridor. By broadening the scope of the EWEC into value chains whose activities extend across districts, provinces, sub-regions and global markets, the economic corridor will enable households and enterprises of all sizes to better link their actions with value-adding downstream activities.

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  • Lord, Montague J. & Tangtrongjita, Pawat, 2010. "Mapping the organic vegetable value chain along the EWEC," MPRA Paper 42591, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42591
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    1. Lord, Montague J, 2010. "Impact of the EWEC on Development in Border Provinces: Case Study of Savannakhet Province in Lao PDR," MPRA Paper 41153, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Lord, Montague & Tangtrongjita, Pawat, 2014. "Scoping Study for the Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ) in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)," MPRA Paper 66417, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Lord, Montague J. & Tangtrongjita, Pawat, 2014. "Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ) in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)," MPRA Paper 61060, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    clusters; value-chain; East-West Economic Corridor; Greater Mekong Subregion; organic vegetables; agricultural development; networking;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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