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Developing a typology for local cattle breed farmers in Europe.
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PMID:  23148969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recognizing cultural diversity among local breed farmers is crucial for the successful development and implementation of farm animal genetic resources FAnGr conservation policies and programmes. In this study based on survey data collected in the EUropean REgional CAttle breeds project from six European countries, a typology of local breed farmers was designed and profiles for each of the farmer types were developed to assist these policy needs. Three main farmer types were constructed: production-oriented, product and service-oriented and hobby-oriented farmers. In addition, seven subtypes were characterized under the main types: sustainable producers, opportunists, multi-users, brand makers, traditionalists, pragmatists and newcomers. These types have many similarities to the 'productivist', 'multifunctional' and 'post-productivist' farmer types. The typology not only reveals the high level of diversity among local cattle breed farmers in Europe, which presents an opportunity for the in situ conservation of animal genetic resources, but also a challenge for policy to meet the differing requirements of the farmer types.
Authors:
K Soini; C Diaz; G Gandini; Y de Haas; T Lilja; D Martin-Collado; F Pizzi; ; S J Hiemstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1439-0388     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Breed. Genet.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100955807     Medline TA:  J Anim Breed Genet     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  436-447     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Affiliation:
 MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Jokioinen, Finland  Departamento de Mejora Genética Animal, INIA, Madrid, Spain  Department VSA, University of Milan, Milan, Italy  Centre for Genetic Resources, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lelystad, the Netherlands  Instituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, CNR, Lodi, Italy.
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