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Developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam

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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]


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Abstract

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 Details

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)
ID Code:139962
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2020-07-20
Last Modified:2020-07-22
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