The purpose of this article is to examine and analyze the animal-technical service system and participatory technology development (PTD) approach adoption in Gongshan County, northwest Yunnan Province, China. The results have shown that there is a completed organization pattern and service function in Gongshan County’s animal husbandry system. Administrative interventions, system fragmentation and financial deficiency are primary barriers which result in lowering the efficiency and effectiveness of extension performance. The adoption of PTD approach was successful in solving problems related to the animal-technical service system and improves the livelihoods in Gongshan County. Finally, the paper suggests that it is necessary to combine the PTD approach into Chinese animal husbandry reforms.
Key words: Animal extension service, participatory technology development, Gongshan County, China.
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