Market Channel and Trade of Fermented Small-Sized Fish Paste in Cambodia
Sophea Un; Robert S. Pomeroy; Nam So; Kongkea Chhay
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International Journal of Environmental & Rural Development
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Abstract: Fermented small-sized fi sh paste is considered to be one of the main food sources for Cambodians, especially for the poor. However, most small-sized fi sh 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 fi sh 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 fi sh 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 fi sh species containing in the fermented fi sh paste.