Bonney, L and Smith, R and Ba, NX and Van, NH and Corfield, J, Developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]
The growing demand for beef in Vietnam is providing an opportunity for smallholder crop-livestock farmers in Central Vietnam to increase household incomes through more productive beef breeding and fattening enterprises as part of their farming systems. However, significant challenges that need to be overcome to ensure these enterprises can be both profitable and sustainable include the low fertility of sandy soils in the region, long dry seasons, scarcity of good quality feed, and poor cattle management practices.
ACIAR Project LPS/2012/062 had the overall objective to assist in developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam. The project sought to do this by developing more efficient smallholder cow-calf and cattle growing systems through improved feeding and management, developing stronger integration with markets and developing knowledge exchange and adoption pathways for expanding project impacts.
|Item Type:||Contract Report|
|Keywords:||beef cattle raising, agrifood marketing, value chain improvement|
|Research Division:||Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences|
|Research Group:||Agriculture, land and farm management|
|Research Field:||Agricultural systems analysis and modelling|
|Objective Division:||Animal Production and Animal Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Livestock raising|
|Objective Field:||Beef cattle|
|UTAS Author:||Bonney, L (Associate Professor Laurie Bonney)|
|UTAS Author:||Smith, R (Dr Rowan Smith)|
|Deposited By:||TIA - Research Institute|
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