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Truong, Thanh Trung, 2011. Cattle keeping among Khmer people in Vietnam : case study in Chau Lang commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang province. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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This study aimed to explore the role of cattle keeping in livelihoods of people in Khmer community as well as the reasons for farmers remaining in cattle production as a significant component in their agriculture structure. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data and information, to study perceptions and make assessments of 45 Khmer cattle keepers in Chau Lang commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang Province, Vietnam. Findings of this study showed that cattle keeping contributes to livelihood of Khmer people through many aspects including income generation, tools for agricultural production and social capital. The social functions of cattle keeping, which could provide advantages for cattle keepers’ access to finance, prestige and trust from local people, were among the most important reasons for the Khmer people remaining in cattle production. The local cattle keepers established a strong relationship among themselves through the activities of cattle management and feed collection. A simple linear regression analysis indicated that the number of cattle in the survey significantly correlated to the number of people in households and number of cattle at the beginning of their cattle keeping. A scarcity of natural grasses and labor sources for cattle management were considered to be the barriers to development of the cattle population in commune.

Main title:Cattle keeping among Khmer people in Vietnam
Subtitle:case study in Chau Lang commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang province
Authors:Truong, Thanh Trung
Supervisor:Sriskandarajah, Nadarajah and Nguyen, Van Thu
Examiner:Pain, Adam and Beckman, Malin
Series:Master thesis in rural development / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Volume/Sequential designation:57
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NU002 Rural Development, Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management in Vietnam - Master's Programme (contract education) 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:cattle keeping, livelihoods, social role, Khmer, Vietnam
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-387
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-387
Subjects:Rural sociology and social security
Rural population
Animal husbandry
Language:English
Deposited On:28 Jun 2011 10:23
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:21

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