Purpose – We explore the factors hindering the adoption of good agricultural practices (GAPs) in the Thai fresh fruit and vegetable industry from the perspectives of key stakeholders in different tiers of the supply chain up to consumers. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews carried out in Bangkok and nearby cities. The key informants were experts, governmental authorities, producers, distributors, exporters, and consumers. A qualitative content summarising approach was used to analyse the interview transcripts. Findings – Stakeholders perceived the credibility of national GAP (Q-GAP) standards implemented in the Thai domestic market as low, due to a lack of reliable verification and traceability and because the system is managed by governmental bodies. Consumer demand could drive the market of safe produce, but retail stores are the main influencers of producers’ adoption of GAPs in domestic markets. Research limitations/implications – The findings are based on a small group of Thai fresh produce industry players and consumers who operate mainly in an urban context. Practical implications – The paper provides relevant information for policy makers and industrialists to find appropriate strategies to sustain GAPs in Thailand. Stakeholder awareness of food safety issues and information provision are crucial. Originality/value – This is the first in-depth study of stakeholders’ perceptions of GAP implementation in the Thai fresh produce supply chain as the industry is currently transitioning from a commodity market to a quality/safety-oriented market. The results raise important issues regarding GAP adoption, food safety certification, and labelling in Thailand.

A multi-stakeholder perspective on the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices in the Thai fresh produce industry / Wongprawmas, Rungsaran; Canavari, Maurizio; Waisarayutt, C.. - In: BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL. - ISSN 0007-070X. - 117:9(2015), pp. 2234-2249. [10.1108/BFJ-08-2014-0300]

A multi-stakeholder perspective on the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices in the Thai fresh produce industry

WONGPRAWMAS, RUNGSARAN;CANAVARI, MAURIZIO;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Purpose – We explore the factors hindering the adoption of good agricultural practices (GAPs) in the Thai fresh fruit and vegetable industry from the perspectives of key stakeholders in different tiers of the supply chain up to consumers. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews carried out in Bangkok and nearby cities. The key informants were experts, governmental authorities, producers, distributors, exporters, and consumers. A qualitative content summarising approach was used to analyse the interview transcripts. Findings – Stakeholders perceived the credibility of national GAP (Q-GAP) standards implemented in the Thai domestic market as low, due to a lack of reliable verification and traceability and because the system is managed by governmental bodies. Consumer demand could drive the market of safe produce, but retail stores are the main influencers of producers’ adoption of GAPs in domestic markets. Research limitations/implications – The findings are based on a small group of Thai fresh produce industry players and consumers who operate mainly in an urban context. Practical implications – The paper provides relevant information for policy makers and industrialists to find appropriate strategies to sustain GAPs in Thailand. Stakeholder awareness of food safety issues and information provision are crucial. Originality/value – This is the first in-depth study of stakeholders’ perceptions of GAP implementation in the Thai fresh produce supply chain as the industry is currently transitioning from a commodity market to a quality/safety-oriented market. The results raise important issues regarding GAP adoption, food safety certification, and labelling in Thailand.
2015
A multi-stakeholder perspective on the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices in the Thai fresh produce industry / Wongprawmas, Rungsaran; Canavari, Maurizio; Waisarayutt, C.. - In: BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL. - ISSN 0007-070X. - 117:9(2015), pp. 2234-2249. [10.1108/BFJ-08-2014-0300]
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