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A Conservation Approach of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): Improving Traditional Agricultural Patterns and Promoting Scale-Production
Zhang, Yongxun1,2; Min, Qingwen1,2; Li, Heyao1,2; He, Lulu3; Zhang, Canqiang4; Yang, Lun1,2
2017-02-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume9Issue:2Pages:12
Corresponding AuthorMin, Qingwen(minqw@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractHeritage conservation is an important recurring research theme on agricultural heritage systems. Improving the income of farmers from agriculture is regarded as an effective conservation approach. This study examined how the improved rice-fish-duck coculture (IRFDC) promotes the protection of the Honghe Hani Rice Terraced System (HHRTS) by keeping farmers farming in their hometowns. A semi-structural interview and a questionnaire survey were used to collect data on agricultural input-outputs and household employment in HHRTS. As a result, a fairly large proportion of HHRTS rice terraces were used for the hybrid rice monoculture (HRM) with chemical inputs, and most of these rice terraces were wasted for half a year on account of being left unused; the IRFDC requires considerable time input for farming and breeding, but barely needs any chemical inputs. IRFDC entails a higher cost than HRM, but also has a higher return than HRM. Driving a family to do full-time farming requires extra more than 0.71 ha rice terraces for IRFDC. In conclusion, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHSs) can be used for protecting terraces from abandonment and destruction by improving agricultural economic benefits for farmers. At present, a shortage of laborers in HHRTS sites is false. Agricultural heritage sites do not actual need so many people if peasant households can do large-scale farming.
Keywordmonoculture coculture Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Hani rice terraces scale-production industrial development
DOI10.3390/su9020295
WOS KeywordSOUTHERN CHILE ; TERRACE ; RICE ; ABANDONMENT ; ECOTOURISM ; CHINA ; SITE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStudy of Supporting Industrial Development for Conserving Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, Yunnan project
Funding OrganizationStudy of Supporting Industrial Development for Conserving Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, Yunnan project
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000395590500137
PublisherMDPI AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64720
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorMin, Qingwen
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.Beijing Agr Univ, Econ & Management Sch, 7 Beinong Rd, Beijing 102206, Peoples R China
4.Minist Agr Peoples Republ China, Res Ctr Rural Econ, 56 Xisi Zhuanta Alley, Beijing 100810, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Yongxun,Min, Qingwen,Li, Heyao,et al. A Conservation Approach of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): Improving Traditional Agricultural Patterns and Promoting Scale-Production[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2017,9(2):12.
APA Zhang, Yongxun,Min, Qingwen,Li, Heyao,He, Lulu,Zhang, Canqiang,&Yang, Lun.(2017).A Conservation Approach of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): Improving Traditional Agricultural Patterns and Promoting Scale-Production.SUSTAINABILITY,9(2),12.
MLA Zhang, Yongxun,et al."A Conservation Approach of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): Improving Traditional Agricultural Patterns and Promoting Scale-Production".SUSTAINABILITY 9.2(2017):12.
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