Livestock play a crucial role in the livelihoods of a large number of
the world's poor. Livestock-related policy decisions, however, are
often based on sparse and generalized information. Better information
and knowledge on livestock production patterns, and their relationships
with structural and environmental realities, is therefore crucial for
effective pro-poor policy making. The geographically heterogeneous
nature of these factors illustrates the need for an explicit spatial
dimension in information and knowledge development.
This working paper presents the results of an analysis of spatial data
relevant to livestock production Vietnam. The paper introduces the types
of spatial data that are relevant and available for Vietnam; provides a
geographic overview of livestock holding patterns in Vietnam; presents
the results of a spatially explicit explorative analysis of
relationships among livestock holding patterns, poverty, environment and
infrastructure; and outlines possible directions for further analyses
towards enhancing understanding of these linkages.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, iv+46 pp.
Geographical Dimensions of Livestock Holdings in Vietnam: Spatial Relationships among Poverty, Infrastructure and the Environment