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Identification and quantification of subsidies relevant to the production of local and imported pig breeds in Vietnam

Drucker, A, Bergeron, E, Lemke, U, Thuy, L and Zarate, A (2006). Identification and quantification of subsidies relevant to the production of local and imported pig breeds in Vietnam. Tropical Animal Health and Production,38(4):305-322.

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Title Identification and quantification of subsidies relevant to the production of local and imported pig breeds in Vietnam
Author Drucker, A
Bergeron, E
Lemke, U
Thuy, L
Zarate, A
Journal Name Tropical Animal Health and Production
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0049-4747   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33745925597
Start Page 305
End Page 322
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Field of Research 0707 - Veterinary Sciences
1402 - Applied Economics
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Livestock diversity contributes in many ways to human survival and well-being, while its loss reduces options for attaining sustainable agriculture and universal food security. The current rapid rate of loss of this diversity is the result of a number of underlying factors. While in some cases changes in production systems and consumer preferences reflect the natural evolution of developing economies and markets, in other cases production systems, breed choice and consumer preferences have been distorted by local, national and international policy. In the context of a widespread threat to local pig breeds in Vietnam, this paper identifies and quantifies the level of agricultural subsidies that are currently contributing to this process of breed substitution. Producer subsidies-which tend to improve the competitiveness of imported breeds and their crosses over local breeds-are shown to be considerable, and mitigating measures are now urgently needed to avoid an irreversible loss of livestock diversity.
Keywords pig production
indigenous and exotic breeds
subsidies vietnam
animal genetic-resources
conservation
yucatan
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-006-4386-4   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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