Analysis on the Consumption of Animal Food in Ethnic Areas

  • Yishu Liu


The increase of farmer animal source food consumption is one of the characteristics of the social economy is developing constantly at a certain stage. The factors such as income increase and urbanization development are the driving forces for the increased consumption of animal source food at a certain stage. Since the reform and opening, the income level of ethnic areas has increased greatly which has directly led to major changes of consumption levels and consumption structures in ethnic areas. According to the current Engel coefficient in ethnic areas, consuming expenditure for food is still an important part of household consuming expenditure in ethnic areas. The proportion of various food consuming expenditures is also changing, including changes of consumption structure of staple foods and non-staple foods. The consumption structure of animal-derived foods in food has also changed. By analyzing the main factors affecting these changes, grasping the changing laws of animal source food consumption in ethnic areas, judging the changing trend of animal source food demand in ethnic areas, it has a great practical significance for the future balance of food supply and demand in ethnic areas, animal husbandry production and food security in ethnic areas, this paper analyze the current situation of farmers’ animal food consumption by using data, and summarize the changes in animal-derived food consumption by using recent data. The effects of ethnic population and culture, income, animal food prices and farmers’ consumption awareness on animal source food consumption were studied. Finally, it puts forward some countermeasures and suggestions to increase farmers’ income and promote the consumption of animal food in ethnic area.