The Chinese perspective on pastoral resource economics: A vision of the future in a context of socio-ecological vulnerability

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo de revisión

5 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

This paper reviews institutional changes in pastureland use in China over the last 30 years and discusses their impacts on pastoral communities, drawing evidence from case studies of two agro-pastoralist and two pastoralist communities. Those who rely directly on pastureland for their livelihood are vulnerable to the joint effects of pastureland degradation and climate change. The authors argue that a 'top-down' governance structure with no participation from local communities and a 'one size fits all' institutional solution are a poor fit for pastoralism management. The authors conclude that the current institutional environment in China may be leading to decreasing populations, reduced livestock rearing, impovenshnient and increasing inequality within pastoral communities. Bearing in mind that pastoral systems have characteristics that are specific to their areas and tailored to their local context, the authors recommend paying greater attention to bottom-up', locally specified strategies which can be combined with tong-term institutional arrangements that have historically provided pastoralists and agro-pastoralists with the resources to adapt to change.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)523-531
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónOIE Revue Scientifique et Technique
Volumen35
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublished - ago 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology

Citar esto

@article{df6e8de0902340bb88becbd2450edfc2,
title = "The Chinese perspective on pastoral resource economics: A vision of the future in a context of socio-ecological vulnerability",
abstract = "This paper reviews institutional changes in pastureland use in China over the last 30 years and discusses their impacts on pastoral communities, drawing evidence from case studies of two agro-pastoralist and two pastoralist communities. Those who rely directly on pastureland for their livelihood are vulnerable to the joint effects of pastureland degradation and climate change. The authors argue that a 'top-down' governance structure with no participation from local communities and a 'one size fits all' institutional solution are a poor fit for pastoralism management. The authors conclude that the current institutional environment in China may be leading to decreasing populations, reduced livestock rearing, impovenshnient and increasing inequality within pastoral communities. Bearing in mind that pastoral systems have characteristics that are specific to their areas and tailored to their local context, the authors recommend paying greater attention to bottom-up', locally specified strategies which can be combined with tong-term institutional arrangements that have historically provided pastoralists and agro-pastoralists with the resources to adapt to change.",
author = "L. Yu and Farrell, {K. N.}",
year = "2016",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.20506/rst.35.2.2539",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "35",
pages = "523--531",
journal = "OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique",
issn = "0253-1933",
publisher = "Office International des Epizooties",
number = "2",

}

The Chinese perspective on pastoral resource economics : A vision of the future in a context of socio-ecological vulnerability. / Yu, L.; Farrell, K. N.

En: OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique, Vol. 35, N.º 2, 01.08.2016, p. 523-531.

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo de revisión

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Chinese perspective on pastoral resource economics

T2 - A vision of the future in a context of socio-ecological vulnerability

AU - Yu, L.

AU - Farrell, K. N.

PY - 2016/8/1

Y1 - 2016/8/1

N2 - This paper reviews institutional changes in pastureland use in China over the last 30 years and discusses their impacts on pastoral communities, drawing evidence from case studies of two agro-pastoralist and two pastoralist communities. Those who rely directly on pastureland for their livelihood are vulnerable to the joint effects of pastureland degradation and climate change. The authors argue that a 'top-down' governance structure with no participation from local communities and a 'one size fits all' institutional solution are a poor fit for pastoralism management. The authors conclude that the current institutional environment in China may be leading to decreasing populations, reduced livestock rearing, impovenshnient and increasing inequality within pastoral communities. Bearing in mind that pastoral systems have characteristics that are specific to their areas and tailored to their local context, the authors recommend paying greater attention to bottom-up', locally specified strategies which can be combined with tong-term institutional arrangements that have historically provided pastoralists and agro-pastoralists with the resources to adapt to change.

AB - This paper reviews institutional changes in pastureland use in China over the last 30 years and discusses their impacts on pastoral communities, drawing evidence from case studies of two agro-pastoralist and two pastoralist communities. Those who rely directly on pastureland for their livelihood are vulnerable to the joint effects of pastureland degradation and climate change. The authors argue that a 'top-down' governance structure with no participation from local communities and a 'one size fits all' institutional solution are a poor fit for pastoralism management. The authors conclude that the current institutional environment in China may be leading to decreasing populations, reduced livestock rearing, impovenshnient and increasing inequality within pastoral communities. Bearing in mind that pastoral systems have characteristics that are specific to their areas and tailored to their local context, the authors recommend paying greater attention to bottom-up', locally specified strategies which can be combined with tong-term institutional arrangements that have historically provided pastoralists and agro-pastoralists with the resources to adapt to change.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85010904449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85010904449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.20506/rst.35.2.2539

DO - 10.20506/rst.35.2.2539

M3 - Review article

C2 - 27917974

AN - SCOPUS:85010904449

VL - 35

SP - 523

EP - 531

JO - OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique

JF - OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique

SN - 0253-1933

IS - 2

ER -