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Impacts of socio-cultural factors on beef cattle value chain: a case study of producers in the northwest region of Vietnam

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 09:15 authored by Ha, DN, Hung, PV, Huyen, NTT, Lawrence Bonney, Stephen IvesStephen Ives
To change from cattle keeping to commercial cattle production would create an opportunity for minority ethnic smallholders in the Northwest of Vietnam to improve their income. This is due to the shortage of beef supply in the domestic market and import substitution industrialization which is the supporting environment for a country's domestic production to reduce its imports. Together, they create a dual-force encouraging domestic production to meet the domestic demand. However, behavioral changes of the minorities do not only depend on economic incentives but are strongly influenced by socio-cultural factors. The study aims to explain differences within the existing cattle production system based on social and cultural perspectives. Understanding these may help when proposing appropriate interventions for upgrading of the beef cattle value chain, subsequently fostering poverty reduction in the local area. One hundred and eighty six observations in two selected provinces were analyzed on the basis of ethnicity, geographical location and grazing-practices. The study revealed several interesting variations found among smallholders’ reasons for cattle production and marketing as well as certain aspects of their production practices. Among those, active producers who may want to sell more cattle than others, are the Hmong people, living in higher land and whilst farmers who practice controlled-grazing are probably more cattle-keepers.

Funding

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

History

Publication title

Proceedings of the 16th Asian-Australasian Associations of Animal Production Socities

Editors

Subandriyo, Kusmartono, KA Santosa, E Kurnianto, A Purnomoadi, A Sodiq, KG Wiryawan et. al.

Pagination

1000-1004

ISBN

978-602-8475-87-7

Department/School

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

Publisher

AAAP

Place of publication

Indonesia

Event title

16th Asian-Australasian Associations of Animal Production Socities

Event Venue

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Date of Event (Start Date)

2014-11-10

Date of Event (End Date)

2014-11-14

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Beef cattle

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