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Swine production is a booming industry in the Philippines, albeit majority are into backyard raising. Experts recommended the enhancement of the marketing aspect to parallel the development in production, thus, the need for baseline studies like value chain analysis. Few value chain studies have been conducted on lowland communities but none in highland indigenous communities. This study analyzed the value chain of swine production in Sablan, Benguet using Micheal Porter’s generic value chain model and field observations. Results showed that the value chain of swine in Sablan consists of small scale holders. The important chain actors are the pig producers, traders, meat vendors, meat processors and consumers. The traders had the highest value added per unit while the pig raisers were the least efficient. The value chain in the area is distinct from other value chain studies in the country in lacking lechon actors. Sablan has potential to supply the market demand of pork in its neighbouring city and municipalities. With proper management and wider market outlet, it can result to a better profit efficiency and economic growth in the future. Moreover, the key actors should be given more opportunity and knowledge on their own operation to maximize the potential and opportunity of the pig market.
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