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27 January 2020 Analysis of the Food Consumption Mode and Its Influencing Factors in Kazakhstan
Liang Yihang, Zhen Lin, Hu Yunfeng, Yan Huimin, Zhang Changshun
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The excessive influence of human activity has highlighted the dilemma between maintaining a stable ecosystem while satisfying consumer demands for food. Kazakhstan has ecological problems caused by the conflict between humans and the land, grasslands and raising livestock. Therefore, this study of the food consumption modes in Kazakhstan aims to improve the sustainability of food consumption while maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem. Based on the data of food consumption in Kazakhstan in 2012 and 2016, and through the delineation of consumption modes and the analysis of their changes, this study found three very different food consumption modes in Kazakhstan - one dominated by milk and cereals; one by milk, cereals and meat; and one by milk, cereals, meat, vegetables and fruit. These three modes were distributed separately in the northern, central and southern regions of Kazakhstan, respectively. It is worth noting that food consumption in Kazakhstan is developing into a pattern of milk, cereals and meat. Confronted with the different food consumption modes and their tendencies toward variations, the basic theories of food production need to be revised, and the exchange of information and cooperation between the different regions of Kazakhstan and relevant interests abroad should be encouraged in order to increase the well-being of local consumers.

Liang Yihang, Zhen Lin, Hu Yunfeng, Yan Huimin, and Zhang Changshun "Analysis of the Food Consumption Mode and Its Influencing Factors in Kazakhstan," Journal of Resources and Ecology 11(1), 121-127, (27 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2020.01.012
Received: 29 June 2019; Accepted: 15 September 2019; Published: 27 January 2020
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