Land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation in China: Theory and practice
Zhou, Yang1,2; Guo, Liying3,4; Liu, Yansui1,2
Source PublicationLAND USE POLICY
Corresponding AuthorZhou, Yang(zhouyang@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Guo, Liying(guoliying@caas.cn)
AbstractRegional impoverishment is an external manifestation of unbalanced human-land relationship in specific areas. The important role of the full utilization of land resources in alleviating the man-land contradiction has been gradually recognized. As one of the most prominent poverty-stricken countries in the world, China has been innovating the way of land use to alleviate poverty. Under the background of land system innovation, land consolidation is an instrument to alleviate poverty. This study first analyzed the mechanism and path behind land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation, then systematically reviewed the evolution of China's land policies related to poverty alleviation since 1978, and finally explained the successful practice of land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation through a typical case study. Results show that land consolidation has multi-functional characteristics. Land consolidation has played an active role in increasing cultivated land area, promoting agricultural production scale, improving rural production conditions and living environment, alleviating ecological risk and supporting for rural development. It also helps to create employment opportunities, promote the capitalization of land resources, widen the way for farmers to increase their income, solve the predicament of lack of land, technology and funds faced by the development of poor areas and revitalize rural economy, thus contributing to rural development and poverty alleviation. Nevertheless, third-party assessment of the whole process of socio-economic and ecological impacts of land consolidation is still needed. Decision making of land consolidation needs to take full account of different stakeholders' interests and bottom-up participation is also necessary. These findings will provide beneficial reference for making-decision for sustainable land use and effective poverty alleviation in other developing countries.
KeywordLand use Land policy innovation Land consolidation Poverty alleviation China
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Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41601172] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41871183] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41471143] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2017YFC0504700] ; Certificate of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation[2016M591105]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Research and Development Program of China ; Certificate of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000459358100031
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Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorZhou, Yang; Guo, Liying
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Assessment & Res Targeted Poverty Alleviat, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.CAAS, Inst Agr Resources & Reg Planning, 12 South St, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
4.George Mason Univ, Ctr Spatial Informat Sci & Syst, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
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Zhou, Yang,Guo, Liying,Liu, Yansui. Land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation in China: Theory and practice[J]. LAND USE POLICY,2019,82:339-348.
APA Zhou, Yang,Guo, Liying,&Liu, Yansui.(2019).Land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation in China: Theory and practice.LAND USE POLICY,82,339-348.
MLA Zhou, Yang,et al."Land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation in China: Theory and practice".LAND USE POLICY 82(2019):339-348.
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