Promotion of dairy farming and poverty reduction in Inner Mongolia, China
AbstractPurpose – The purposes of this paper are to examine the actual conditions of the problems of poverty in rural areas in Inner Mongolia, to clarify the problems involved in the measure to fight poverty through promotion of dairy farming and to propose policies for future measures to fight poverty. Design/methodology/approach – Both quantitative and qualitative analyses are employed, such as the estimation of production functions of agriculture in Inner Mongolia over the period 1998-2004, the interview analysis and questionnaire survey for case studies. The different roles that three models play in poverty reduction such as the government assistant dairy farming, the enterprise entry dairy farming, and the multiple management dairy farming are discussed. Findings – The paper confirms the growth of the corporate-participating dairy farming contributes significantly to the development of the regions. It also clarifies the problem of the government-aided dairy farming with its low profitability caused by insufficient input of fodder and the necessity to select management policies according to the natural conditions and resources available in individual regions, such as a shift toward recycling-oriented beef cattle management in multiple dairy farming. Originality/value – The paper adds insight into the promotion of dairy farming and poverty reduction in Inner Mongolia.
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Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
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