Market Assessment

Study of the Bamboo and Rattan Value Chain, Viet Nam, ITC, 2010

    This value chain study was prepared by the International Trade Centre (ITC) for the programme ‘Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor’.

    The study starts with a brief introduction to the programme and its beneficiaries, followed by a brief history of bamboo and rattan production in Viet Nam. The main section of the study analyses the bamboo and rattan value chain in detail. This section includes value chain maps and an analysis of six types of constraints facing the industry (input supply, market access, technology and product development, organisation and management, services, and financial constraints). Building on the value chain analysis, an upgrading strategy is proposed for the bamboo and rattan value chain.

    The website for the programme can be found here: