International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management Licensed under Creative Common DETERMINANTS OF TEA VALUE CHAIN LINKAGES IN THAI NGUYEN PROVINCE, VIETNAM Licensed under Creative Common

Nguyen Thi, Lan Anh, Thi Dao, Huong, Xuan Do, Luan, Anh, Luan Huong, Ninh
2017 unpublished
This study aims to explore factors influencing value chain linkages between actors in tea sector of Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam. Cronbach's alpha, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and linear regression were employed. Data were collected from depth interviews with 170 actors in the tea value chain. This study finds out that five key factors influencing the value chain linkages including benefits; information; access to resources; risks and policies in the value chain. Among key factors, this
more » ... tudy concludes that the operation policy is the most important factor influencing the linkages. Results imply that value chain interventions through support policies strengthen linkages and contribute to positive tea farm outcomes.