Presenter Information

Xiaojie Huang

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Breeding, Industry, Liuzhou

Abstract

In China, a majority of the population is involved in the large agricultural economy. Since rural incomes lag well behind those of urban areas, improving farm income is a major concern. The rising demand for meat caused by the development of the urban economy and society makes development of a breeding industry a mutually beneficial way to do this. Liuzhou City has a rural population of 1,596,800, accounting for 41.75 percent of the total resident population. The municipal government is focused on the efforts to develop the whole city's breeding industry, but it could not be done using traditional methods. Small backyard breeding operators posed a serious constraint to the development of breeding industry because of the large fluctuations they created in meat prices. These economic conditions were not conducive to expansion of the scale of breeding, but only such an expansion could solve the problem. Through a series of policies that provide financial support and loans through banks to the breeding enterprises at a discounted rate, the Liuzhou City government is mitigating the market problem and eliminating it over time as livestock production transitions from the traditional backyard model to standardized and large-scale breeding. After six years, the large scale-breeding rate has reached over 50 percent and the value of livestock production accounts for 30.88 percent of total value of agricultural output. The per capita net income of farmers has shown an annual growth rate of 14.53 percent, reaching $191.93 dollars at present.

Poster Number

63

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rex Wirth

Department/Program

Political Science

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Sustainable Local Agriculture to Support Liuzhou's Metropolitan Complex

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

In China, a majority of the population is involved in the large agricultural economy. Since rural incomes lag well behind those of urban areas, improving farm income is a major concern. The rising demand for meat caused by the development of the urban economy and society makes development of a breeding industry a mutually beneficial way to do this. Liuzhou City has a rural population of 1,596,800, accounting for 41.75 percent of the total resident population. The municipal government is focused on the efforts to develop the whole city's breeding industry, but it could not be done using traditional methods. Small backyard breeding operators posed a serious constraint to the development of breeding industry because of the large fluctuations they created in meat prices. These economic conditions were not conducive to expansion of the scale of breeding, but only such an expansion could solve the problem. Through a series of policies that provide financial support and loans through banks to the breeding enterprises at a discounted rate, the Liuzhou City government is mitigating the market problem and eliminating it over time as livestock production transitions from the traditional backyard model to standardized and large-scale breeding. After six years, the large scale-breeding rate has reached over 50 percent and the value of livestock production accounts for 30.88 percent of total value of agricultural output. The per capita net income of farmers has shown an annual growth rate of 14.53 percent, reaching $191.93 dollars at present.