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Rising demand for livestock products in India: nature, patterns and implications


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  • Vasant, P. Ghandi
  • Zhang-Yue, Zhou
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    With a large population and recent growth in consumer income, India’s demand for food has increased. However, research continues to emphasise basic foods, and the demand for livestock products remains poorly understood. This study examines the demand for livestock products by Indian consumers using national sample survey data. The study shows that there has been a rapid rise in the demand for livestock products in India. Within the livestock products group, milk and milk products hold the dominant share. Our analysis further suggests that India’s rapid rise in the demand for livestock products may far outpace its domestic supply. Implications are discussed.

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    Article provided by University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment in its journal Australasian Agribusiness Review.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2010)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:auagre:114421

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    Keywords: livestock products; demand and supply; India; trade implications; Agribusiness; Demand and Price Analysis; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Livestock Production/Industries; Production Economics;


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    2. Cranfield, John & James Eales & Thomas W. Hertel & Paul Preckel, 1998. "Changes in the Structure of Global Food Demand," GTAP Working Papers 295, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
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