Reference : Modernization of animal products consumption in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference/Abstract
Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
Modernization of animal products consumption in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam
Vu Dinh, Ton [ > > ]
Phan Dang, Thang [ > > ]
Do Duc, Luc [ > > ]
Nguyen Tuan, Son [ > > ]
Lebailly, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Economie et développement rural >]
7th ASAE International Conference
13-15 October, 2011
[en] Food consumption ; Off-farm activities ; Vietnam ; Demand of animal products ; Mixed income
[en] Global food crisis has played its negative effects on sustainable development. A
question has been raised: how could the families in both rural and urban areas struggle
against this present global food crisis? This research aims at documenting household
food consumption from January to October 2010 by interviewing with and operating a
record keeping system of food consumption in 250 households of various income levels
living in two different areas of Hanoi, the inner and suburban districts.
There is variety of animal products consumed in each family of both areas. Indeed, pork
meat, broiler chickens and freshwater fish were popularly used in all families; and
broiler ducks are usually consumed in summer season. Furthermore, in the inner
districts, there is a rise in the demand of red meats and aquatic products, particularly
beef and seafood products. Home-made foods are still a major source of foods for all
family members of most of families, however, families in urban areas tends to have
breakfasts and lunches in restaurants.
In rural areas, the soya curd (tofu) and self-made products from broiler chickens,
vegetables, and the rice play an important role, occupying from 15% to 30% of food
expenditures. In addition, pork meat and freshwater fish are usually bought in village
markets. Through incomes of 82% of households are mainly from agricultural
production or from between agriculture and off-farm activities, thanks to self-made
products in most of households, the rural areas are not considerably influent by the
present global food and financial crisis. Nevertheless, in order to achieve sustainable
development, it is necessary to equip farmers with sufficient knowledge of practical
agricultural production.

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