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An Analysis of Rural Household Livelihood Change and the Regional Effect in a Western Impoverished Mountainous Area of China
Wang, Chuansheng
2018-06-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:6Pages:17
Corresponding AuthorWang, Chuansheng(wangcs@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractTaking Longnan, in the western Qinling Mountains region of Gansu province, China, as our study area, and using the Sixth National Population Census alongside household survey data, we analyze changes in household livelihoods, and consequent regional effects, following the instigation of the Grain for Green program in 1999. Our results show rural livelihood changes with respect to natural assets (e.g., reduction of arable land, planting structure changes), human assets (e.g., labor quality improvement, fluidity of population), financial assets (e.g., income channels widening, income increasing), physical assets (e.g., optimized production tools), and social assets (e.g., information network development, increased outreach opportunities). We suggest that increased household livelihoods play an important role in improving land space utilization efficiency, resource conservation and use, and the ecological environment. However, owing to the natural environment, there are also some problems, such as hollows in rural production and living spaces, as well as local environmental degradation. To address these issues, regions such as the western, mountainous, impoverished area of our study should establish a policy of using ecosystems, as well as agriculture, for development in order to improve household livelihoods, build an efficient spatial structure, and providing support for the creation of a resource-saving societal system.
Keywordassets ecosystems Grain for Green program household livelihood change poverty area sustainable rural livelihood
DOI10.3390/su10061738
WOS KeywordPOVERTY REDUCTION ; TOURISM
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41171109] ; Key Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[KZZDEW0603]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Key Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000436570100050
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54323
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Chuansheng
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Wang, Chuansheng. An Analysis of Rural Household Livelihood Change and the Regional Effect in a Western Impoverished Mountainous Area of China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(6):17.
APA Wang, Chuansheng.(2018).An Analysis of Rural Household Livelihood Change and the Regional Effect in a Western Impoverished Mountainous Area of China.SUSTAINABILITY,10(6),17.
MLA Wang, Chuansheng."An Analysis of Rural Household Livelihood Change and the Regional Effect in a Western Impoverished Mountainous Area of China".SUSTAINABILITY 10.6(2018):17.
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