Bookcover of Policy reforms for smallholder agriculture in Vietnam
Booktitle:

Policy reforms for smallholder agriculture in Vietnam

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2018-02-16 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-06843-3

ISBN-10:
6138068432
EAN:
9786138068433
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
During Vietnam’s thirty years of economic growth since 1986, government policies have been central in raising rice production and export. However, the relevance of the ‘rice first’ policy and the place of smallholder agriculture have recently been questioned in the discussion on Vietnam’s agricultural development strategy. The objective of this book is to contribute to designing appropriate agricultural development strategies for Vietnam, based on empirical analysis at the farm household level. In light of increasing rural wages and structural change, Vietnam’s agricultural transformation replicates the early East Asian experience, characterised by the dominance of smallholder agriculture. There has so far been no definitive policy resolution of the optimal structure of Vietnam’s smallholder agriculture. The balance between efficiency and equity, between lowering production costs and raising prices, is a challenge for policy makers. The findings suggest policies for maintaining the comparative advantage of agriculture. The government should relax the ‘rice first’ policy to improve household welfare. In addition, land reforms responding to less labour-intensive farming,
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Huy Nguyen
Number of pages:
272
Published on:
2018-02-16
Stock:
Available
Category:
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, nutrition
Price:
74.90 €
Keywords:
Agricultural Policy, economic diversification, land reforms, Smallholder Agriculture, rural Vietnam

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