Research Reports

Report "Sustainable and better market access for rice - The case study of Viet Nam"

Since “Doi moi”, Viet Nam's agriculture in general and the rice sector, in particular, has made widely recognized great progress. From a country heavily damaged in decades of war, entered the period of nation-building with limited resources, a low starting point, Viet Nam economy has gradually grown from not being able to meet the food needs of the people and become a ranked agricultural product exporter in the world. The rice sector in Viet Nam has rapidly developed, from a quantity oriented one for hunger eradication, to a diversified and quality-oriented one targeting high-value segments and demanding export markets.
With the rapid development of the rice sector over the past 30 years, the rice sector plays an important role in agricultural and rural development, ensuring national food security, and contributing to regional food security. However, the development of the rice sector is facing challenges due to low efficiency, resource intensification, primary processing, pollution, and the impact of climate change, especially in the key rice-producing deltas. To overcome challenges, the rice sector needs to be reformed in line with the overall restructuring context of the agricultural sector. 
Within the framework of the NARDT project, IPSARD conducted a report "Sustainable and better market access for rice - The case study of Viet Nam" to analyze and assess the rice sector in terms of production, trade, market, value chain and policy, potential impacts of factors on the future of the rice sector. This report also provides an overall picture of the rice sector in Viet Nam as well as evidence-based policy recommendations for the sustainable development of the sector for the regional research and connect countries in the Sub-Mekong region.

The main contents of the report include:
1. Background 
2. Research objectives and methodology 
1. Overview of the rice production of each country in recent 5 years  
2. Assessment of current rice demand and potential of domestic and export markets of Viet Nam 
3. Evaluation of rice policies of Vietnam in the 2015 – 2021 period 
4. Analysis of potential impact factors on the rice sector   
5. Policy recommendations   

This report is a product funded by IFAD through the regional project “Network of Agriculture and Rural Development think-tanks for countries in Mekong sub-region” (NARDT).

For further details of the report, please contact:

The Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 
Address: 16 Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84 24)39723390 – Fax: (84 24) 39722067
Email: [email protected]