Use Japanese technology to contribute to agri renovation, based on national policy of Cambodia Spread agricultural “Made in Cambodia” products to other countries starting from Japan.
The food value chain is the network of stakeholders involved in growing, processing, and selling the food that consumers eat—from farm to table This includes (1) the producers that research, grow, and trade food commodities, such as corn and cattle; (2) the processors, both primary and value added, that process, manufacture, and market food products, such as flour and bread; (3) the distributors, including wholesalers and retailers, that market and sell food; (4) the consumers that shop, purchase, and consume food; as well as (5) governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and regulators that monitor and regulate the entire food value chain from producer to consumer. Collaboration among the various stakeholders along the food value chain is more important than ever. The interdependencies between stakeholders are no longer mainly between the functions most closely linked along the chain but can encompass stakeholders anywhere in the network. Because of the global food supply chain and a number of high-profile global food recalls, food safety and traceability have become a major concern.
Every stakeholder must be responsible and accountable for the sourcing, handling, and quality control of food because a food-related illness due to a mishap anywhere along the value chain can ruin a company’s reputation, even if it is not specifically at fault. Therefore, food safety policies and regulations require the input and collaboration of all stakeholders. Knowledge and data sharing (e.g., food storage best practices, consumer trends, inventory levels) is another area where collaboration among stakeholders can improve efficiency along the value chain. In addition, greater vertical integration within the value chain (e.g., retailer private label programs) means that individual stakeholders are taking on additional roles and responsibilities. The following sections delve further into the key issues, trends, and leading practices of each of the stakeholders outlined above and provide opportunities for improvement and collaboration across the supply chain.