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Farmland marginalization and its drivers in mountainous areas of China
Wang, Yahui1,2,3; Li, Xiubin3,4; Xin, Liangjie3; Tan, Minghong3,4
2020-06-01
Source PublicationSCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
ISSN0048-9697
Volume719Pages:11
Corresponding AuthorWang, Yahui(wangyh1210@swu.edu.cn)
AbstractThe marginalization phenomenon characterized by devaluation and abandonment of farmland began to appear in mountainous areas. The purpose of this study was to reveal the extent of farmland marginalization and its drivers, and a two-stage tracking survey involving 7045 plots from 1012 households from the southwest mountainous areas of China in 2011 and 2018 by employing a variety of metrics and binary Logit model. The results showed that the average profit and rent of cultivated land per mu (1 mu = 666.67 m(2)) presented a significant downward trend in study areas. With the continuous decline of farmland profit, the utilization of land has undergone a significant transformation, such as the transformation of crops from labour-intensive to machine-intensive. The ratio of plots transferred out with free rent increased from 3/5 to 4/5 and the rate of abandonment increased from 21.6% to 27.2% during the study period. Farmland marginalization characterized by land devaluation and abandonment is intensifying in mountainous areas of China in recent years. Plot levels such as distance from the residence, damaged by wild boar, low plot quality and labour famine are the key factors of farmland marginalization such as abandonment, while the rising cost of farming is the root cause. The driver of marginalization was that urbanization increased labour cost, farming profits declined until they became losses, and the farmland was finally abandoned. Nowadays, farmland marginalization is not an unique phenomenon in mountain areas of China and it is more common all over the world. The government should stop large-scale farmland reclamation projects in mountainous areas of China and we can compensate for the loss of farmland by improving the quality and utilization efficiency of the remaining farmland. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordLand marginalization Farmland abandonment Drivers Logit model Land capital Southwest China
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135132
WOS KeywordCROPLAND ABANDONMENT ; LAND ABANDONMENT ; VILLAGE ; HOUSEHOLD ; MIGRATION ; IMPACTS ; POLICY ; LABOR ; SCALE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41901232] ; Key Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China[41930757] ; Youth Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research of the Ministry of Education[19XJCZH006] ; Chongqing Social Science Planning Project[2018BS59] ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities[swu118054] ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation[2019 M653506]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Key Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Youth Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research of the Ministry of Education ; Chongqing Social Science Planning Project ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000521936300060
PublisherELSEVIER
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Cited Times:12[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/133338
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Yahui
Affiliation1.Southwest Univ, Sch Geog Sci, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
2.Southwest Univ, State Cultivat Base Ecoagr Southwest Mt Land, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Wang, Yahui,Li, Xiubin,Xin, Liangjie,et al. Farmland marginalization and its drivers in mountainous areas of China[J]. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,2020,719:11.
APA Wang, Yahui,Li, Xiubin,Xin, Liangjie,&Tan, Minghong.(2020).Farmland marginalization and its drivers in mountainous areas of China.SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,719,11.
MLA Wang, Yahui,et al."Farmland marginalization and its drivers in mountainous areas of China".SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 719(2020):11.
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