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How does off-farm work affect chemical fertilizer application? Evidence from China's mountainous and plain areas
Zhang, Yingnan1,2; Long, Hualou1,2; Li, Yurui1; Ge, Dazhuan3; Tu, Shuangshuang4
2020-12-01
Source PublicationLAND USE POLICY
ISSN0264-8377
Volume99Pages:10
Corresponding AuthorLong, Hualou(longhl@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Li, Yurui(liyr@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThere is a rising concern that the ongoing wave of off-farm employment will have profound effects on agriculture-based environment problems-measured by the intensity of chemical fertilizer (CF) usage. Yet, our understanding of the regional heterogeneities of this effect remains scant. This research gap is addressed by using panel data of selected cities in Sichuan and Henan provinces in China, which are representative mountainous and plain regions respectively, to empirically examine the impact of off-farm employment on CF use. Our findings indicated that there exists an inverted "U" shaped relationship between off-farm employment and CF use in the mountainous region, whereas CF use is positively correlated with off-farm employment in the plain area. The increased CF inputs, which resulted from the substitution effect and remittance effect, can compensate for the negative effect of labor loss, while land marginalization is the main reason for the decrease in CF consumption at the later stage of urbanization in the mountainous region. Meanwhile, the deagriculturalization of farmers' employment patterns decreases the intensity of CF usage, which resulted from the scale effect produced by land transfer and large-scale management in the plain region. Besides, the evolution pattern of this effect may present a similar trend in these provinces, but the turning point of plain regions would appear later than that of mountainous areas due to the inherently unique physical conditions and socio-ecological contexts. Based on the empirical results of this paper, some policy recommendations are provided.
KeywordAgriculture-based environment quality Sustainable farmland management Regional differences Rural sustainability Land use transition
DOI10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104848
WOS KeywordLABOR OUT-MIGRATION ; LAND-USE ; RURAL CHINA ; JIANGSU PROVINCE ; VILLAGE-LEVEL ; IMPACT ; EMPLOYMENT ; POLICY ; AGRICULTURE ; INTENSITY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectProgram of National Natural Science Foundation of China[41731286] ; Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[41971216] ; Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[41901207] ; Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[41971220] ; Bagui Scholars Program of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region ; Program of Science and Technology Plan of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region[AD19110158]
Funding OrganizationProgram of National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Bagui Scholars Program of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region ; Program of Science and Technology Plan of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000594489300005
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/137195
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLong, Hualou; Li, Yurui
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Nanjing Normal Univ, Jiangsu Ctr Collaborat Innovat Geog Informat Reso, Sch Geog, Nanjing 210023, Peoples R China
4.Nanning Normal Univ, Key Lab Environm Change & Resources Use Beibu Gul, Minist Educ, Nanning 530001, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Yingnan,Long, Hualou,Li, Yurui,et al. How does off-farm work affect chemical fertilizer application? Evidence from China's mountainous and plain areas[J]. LAND USE POLICY,2020,99:10.
APA Zhang, Yingnan,Long, Hualou,Li, Yurui,Ge, Dazhuan,&Tu, Shuangshuang.(2020).How does off-farm work affect chemical fertilizer application? Evidence from China's mountainous and plain areas.LAND USE POLICY,99,10.
MLA Zhang, Yingnan,et al."How does off-farm work affect chemical fertilizer application? Evidence from China's mountainous and plain areas".LAND USE POLICY 99(2020):10.
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