Evolution of Agricultural Mechanization in Vietnam: Insights from a Literature Review and Multiple Rounds of a Farm Household Survey

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1724

37 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018

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Hiroyuki Takeshima

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Yanyan Liu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Nguyen Van Cuong

Can Tho University

Ian Masias

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: May 8, 2018

Abstract

Despite the reportedly rapid growth of mechanization, as well as its unique history in economic and social systems, information on the patterns of agricultural mechanization growth in Vietnam has been limited. Through an extensive review of existing literature and several rounds of nationally representative household survey data, we document the evolution of mechanization (particularly tractors and combine harvesters) in Vietnam, including the heterogeneity across regions and farm sizes, and the emerging roles of the private sector in the supply of machinery and hiring services.

Keywords: Vietnam, South East Asia, Asia, Agricultural Mechanization, Tractors, Combine Harvesters, Private Sector, Machinery Industry, Farm Size, Food Security, Hiring Service Providers

Suggested Citation

Takeshima, Hiroyuki and Liu, Yanyan and Cuong, Nguyen Van and Masias, Ian, Evolution of Agricultural Mechanization in Vietnam: Insights from a Literature Review and Multiple Rounds of a Farm Household Survey (May 8, 2018). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1724. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239924

Hiroyuki Takeshima (Contact Author)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Yanyan Liu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Nguyen Van Cuong

Can Tho University ( email )

Can Tho City
Vietnam

Ian Masias

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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