EMERGING STRUCTURES OF FARMER COOPERATIVES IN VIETNAM: CASE STUDIES FROM THE MEKONG DELTA
Four farmer groups for mango production and marketing were formed in 2002 in southern Vietnam in response to government support for the creation of market oriented farmer cooperatives. The role and structure of these groups is considered in terms of the degree to which they conform to internationally recognised principles for cooperative formation. Each of the farmer groups studied has evolved in different ways and their degree of compliance with the principles of cooperation varies widely. It is evident that state intervention and market forces may give rise to cooperative structures that differ from that intended under the principles surrounding cooperative law.
Rankin, M. and Russell, I. (2006). EMERGING STRUCTURES OF FARMER COOPERATIVES IN VIETNAM: CASE STUDIES FROM THE MEKONG DELTA. Acta Hortic. 699, 365-372
farmer groups, principles of cooperation, cooperative law, Vietnam mango farmers, government support, agricultural policy