Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Empirical Study on Food Consumption Structure Based on Household Survey in Rural Xinjiang, China

Lingyun Duan1-5, Wen Yu1-5* and Wei Chen1-4

1Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
2Key Laboratory of Agricultural Information Service Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing, P.R. China
3Key Laboratory of Intelligent Agricultural Early Warning Technology and System, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
4Beijing Engineering Research Center for Agricultural Monitoring and Early Warning, Beijing, P.R. China
5Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

*Corresponding Author: Wen Yu, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China.

Received: December 15, 2022; Published: January 10, 2023


In order to timely grasp the changes in the food consumption structure of rural residents in Xinjiang and provide reference for the government to adjust agricultural production structure and optimize the allocation of agricultural resources. The first-hand data of food consumption of 70 rural residents in Kashgar were collected through field questionnaire, using the AIDS expansion model to calculate the price elasticity and expenditure elasticity of seven categories of food consumption in households, and conduct an empirical study on the influencing factors of food consumption. The results show that the self price elasticity is all negative, which meets the law of demand; the cross price is inelastic, and the absolute value of elasticity is smaller than the self price elasticity; education level, family structure, income source and family size all have an impact on the food consumption structure of rural households in Xinjiang. Although the food consumption structure is gradually optimized, rural residents are still sensitive to the change of grain price; with the increase of food expenditure, rural residents will increase the consumption demand for enjoyable food such as tobacco, alcohol, tea and sugar; relevant departments should stabilize prices and ensure the basic supply of food; improve the income level of residents and ensure the increase of residents' income.

Keywords: Almost Ideal Demand System; Food Consumption; Rural Residents; Xinjiang


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Citation: Wen Yu., et al. “Empirical Study on Food Consumption Structure Based on Household Survey in Rural Xinjiang, China". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.2 (2023): 35-42.


Copyright: © 2023 Wen Yu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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