TitleMarket Channel and Trade of Fermented Small-Sized Fish Paste in Cambodia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsUn, S, Pomeroy, RS, So, N, Chhay, K
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental and Rural Development
Pagination145 - 151
Date Published2010
Keywordsfermented small-sized fish paste, market channel, small-sized fish, trade

Fermented small-sized fish paste is considered to be one of the main food sources for Cambodians, especially for the poor. However, most small-sized fish are used as direct feed for aquaculture or dried for animal feed. This study was conducted in order to identify market channel and trade of fermented small-sized fish paste. Phnom Penh city, Kendal, Kampong Chhnang, Battambang, and Siem Reap Provinces were selected as the study areas. The study revealed that there were three main sources of product which should be considered when analyzing total volume of annual production. The total production of the fermented fish paste in 2007-2008 was around 6,659 tons, of which 50.18% was domestically consumed and 49.82% exported to Thailand and Vietnam. Marketing and trading differed according to trading sites, stakeholder characteristics, and fish species containing in the fermented fish paste.

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NOP 10-263 (English)