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Impacts of snow disaster on meat production and adaptation: an empirical analysis in the yellow river source region
Fang, Yi-ping1; Zhao, Chen1,2; Ding, Yong-jian3; Qin, Da-he3; Huang, Jia-li1
Corresponding AuthorFang, Yi-ping
2016
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE
ISSN1862-4065
EISSN1862-4057
Volume11Issue:2Pages:249-260
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe Yellow River source region is located in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, and has a sensitive response to global change due to its unique cryosphere processes. Any slight changes in natural elements and human activity can have a magnified effect on grassland ecosystem, animal husbandry, and pastoral livelihoods since its economy is exclusively dominated by grassland animal husbandry. Because snow disaster has been one of the major natural disasters in the source region, it is crucial to explore the economic impact of snow disaster on animal husbandry and identify effective adaptation measures. A nonlinear model of meat production was established in relation to snow disaster, grassland productivity, and disaster prevention by introducing a snow level index, and selecting three key indicators of grassland productivity and disaster prevention, including grass growing season precipitation concentration, sown grassland area, and warm barn area. This is an inverse of negative correlation, less meat when there is more snow. Per unit increase in snow level in the source region led to a decrease of 0.213 units in meat production. However, production losses caused by the snow disaster could be effectively suppressed by the increase in scale and intensity of sown grassland and warm barn construction. Per unit increase in sown grassland and warm barn area led to an increase of 0.240 and 0.610 units in meat production, respectively. The effects of sown grassland and warm barn area in reducing snow damage at different snow levels were analyzed. Snow disaster adaptation in the source region should include acceleration of the construction of meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation system, to ensure balanced forage supply between winter and spring, to prioritize the development of warm barn, and reduce the proportion of self-financed construction warm barn to encourage active participation of pastoralists, and to develop insurance mechanism for livestock.
KeywordMeat Production Snow Disaster Prevention Adaptation Adaptive Performance
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.1007/s11625-015-0325-5
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; LIVESTOCK ; COVER ; MANAGEMENT ; REDUCTION ; CHINA ; TIBET
Language英语
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WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000370371900005
Funding OrganizationNational Basic Research Program of China(2013CBA01808) ; National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China(2014BAC05B01)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/15109
Collection山区发展研究中心
山地表生过程与生态调控重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Cold & Arid Reg Environm & Engn Res Inst, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Fang, Yi-ping,Zhao, Chen,Ding, Yong-jian,et al. Impacts of snow disaster on meat production and adaptation: an empirical analysis in the yellow river source region[J]. SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE,2016,11(2):249-260.
APA Fang, Yi-ping,Zhao, Chen,Ding, Yong-jian,Qin, Da-he,&Huang, Jia-li.(2016).Impacts of snow disaster on meat production and adaptation: an empirical analysis in the yellow river source region.SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE,11(2),249-260.
MLA Fang, Yi-ping,et al."Impacts of snow disaster on meat production and adaptation: an empirical analysis in the yellow river source region".SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE 11.2(2016):249-260.
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