Small-scale cattle raising in East Java, Indonesia: A pathway out of poverty?

Priyanti, Atien, Cramb, Rob, Hanifah, Vyta W. and Mahendri I.G.A.P. (2015) Small-scale cattle raising in East Java, Indonesia: A pathway out of poverty?. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 56 3: 335-350. doi:10.1111/apv.12094

Author Priyanti, Atien
Cramb, Rob
Hanifah, Vyta W.
Mahendri I.G.A.P.
Title Small-scale cattle raising in East Java, Indonesia: A pathway out of poverty?
Journal name Asia Pacific Viewpoint   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-8373
Publication date 2015-09-14
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/apv.12094
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 335
End page 350
Total pages 16
Place of publication Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Despite its small area and intensively cropped landscape, East Java accounts for 30% of Indonesia's cattle population. About two million households draw on family labour to raise cattle in backyard sheds and small enclosures, largely for cash income. In this paper, we examine the opportunity for such small-scale producers to benefit from Indonesia's economic transformation, given the rising urban demand for beef. The paper reports on a study in two contrasting sites in East Java – irrigated lowlands and rainfed uplands – to explore the constraints facing small-scale cattle producers in these environments, the means by which they have adapted to these constraints (especially by going beyond the farm household to access feed supplies) and possible means to enhance their production systems and incomes. The findings suggest that such cattle production systems can provide a viable source of livelihood, even for resource-poor households; hence, appropriately adapted cattle improvement programmes are a sensible component of a pro-poor development strategy.
Keyword Agrarian transition
Beef cattle
Crop by-products
Rural livelihoods
Poverty reduction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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