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Livelihood Assets and Strategies among Rural Households: Comparative Analysis of Rice and Dryland Terrace Systems in China
Yang, Lun1,2; Liu, Moucheng1; Lun, Fei3,4; Min, Qingwen1,2; Zhang, Canqiang5; Li, Heyao1,2
2018-07-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:7Pages:18
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Moucheng(liumc@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe livelihood of peasant households is one of the selection criteria of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and a critical factor that affects agricultural heritage system conservation and inheritance. Taking the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces System (HHRTS) and Shexian Dryland Terraces System (SDTS) as examples, we investigated 304 households through a participatory rural appraisal method to discuss the livelihood assets and strategies of households in agricultural heritage systems. From the viewpoint of livelihood strategies, household strategies can be divided into pure agricultural, nonagricultural, and part-time agricultural strategies. The livelihood strategies of households in the HHRTS feature a higher proportion of nonagricultural, while those in the SDTS have a diverse distribution. With respect to livelihood assets, we constructed a livelihood assets accounting framework to highlight the important role of traditional culture and information technology in agricultural activities. The average livelihood assets value in the HHRTS and SDTS was 2.249 and 1.832, respectively. Then, applying the multinomial logit model, we quantitatively analyzed the relationship between livelihood assets and strategies. The results show that in both terrace systems, the understanding of traditional agricultural knowledge is important to suppress the shift of pure agricultural households to nonagricultural or part-time agricultural households. Therefore, in order to achieve dynamic conservation of terrace systems, it is necessary to effectively increase the cultural assets level of households, especially farmers' understanding of traditional agricultural knowledge.
Keywordagricultural heritage systems terrace systems sustainable development livelihood strategies livelihood assets
DOI10.3390/su10072525
WOS KeywordAGRICULTURAL HERITAGE SYSTEMS ; DECISION-MAKING ; LAND-USE ; TIBETAN PLATEAU ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; ADAPTATION ; DIVERSIFICATION ; LANDSCAPES ; RESOURCES ; PRESSURES
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Program of China[2017YFC0506402] ; National Social Science Fund of China[17CSH012]
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Program of China ; National Social Science Fund of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000440947600416
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54321
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Moucheng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, 19A Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.China Agr Univ, Coll Land Sci & Technol, Beijing 100193, Peoples R China
4.Minist Land & Resources, Key Lab Agr Land Qual, Beijing 100193, Peoples R China
5.Minist Agr & Rural Affairs, Res Ctr Rural Econ, Beijing 100810, Peoples R China
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Yang, Lun,Liu, Moucheng,Lun, Fei,et al. Livelihood Assets and Strategies among Rural Households: Comparative Analysis of Rice and Dryland Terrace Systems in China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(7):18.
APA Yang, Lun,Liu, Moucheng,Lun, Fei,Min, Qingwen,Zhang, Canqiang,&Li, Heyao.(2018).Livelihood Assets and Strategies among Rural Households: Comparative Analysis of Rice and Dryland Terrace Systems in China.SUSTAINABILITY,10(7),18.
MLA Yang, Lun,et al."Livelihood Assets and Strategies among Rural Households: Comparative Analysis of Rice and Dryland Terrace Systems in China".SUSTAINABILITY 10.7(2018):18.
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