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Local perceptions of the conversion of cropland to forestland program in Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Sichuan, China
Wang, Guangyu1; Ma, Oliver Z.1; Wang, Liguo2; Shrestha, Anil1; Chen, Baozhang3; Mi, Feng4; Liu, Shirong5; Guo, Xiaomin2; Eshpeter, Sarah1; Innes, John L.1
2019-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH
ISSN1007-662X
Volume30Issue:5Pages:1833-1847
Corresponding AuthorWang, Guangyu(Guangyu.wang@ubc.ca)
AbstractNumerous land-use policies have been implemented in China in recent decades for ecological restoration and conservation to reduce environmental disasters and promote environmental sustainability. Many of these policies follow a top-down approach to implementation and as such, emphasize the hierarchical control within government structures. An understanding of local perceptions of land-use policies is important if the disconnect between policy makers and the target population is to be reduced and if program support is to improve. This study aimed to help improve local implementation, attitude toward, and engagement by examining the influence of socio-economic characteristics on the target population's (local farmers) perception of the conversion of cropland to forestland program (CFPP) land use policy in Jiangxi, Sichuan, and Shaanxi provinces. It uses logistical regression models, with robust aspects of perception including confidence, support, transparency, prospects, fairness, and willingness to participate. Results indicate that social aspects as well as economic aspects are most important in influencing farmers' perceptions towards the CFPP. The farmers who have received technical support, rural male habitants, educated, and non-middle-aged farmers exhibit more positive perceptions of the program and are much more likely to support it, whereas farmers without any technical support or formal education, and female and middle-aged farmers are less likely to support the program. Importantly, this study also reveals the differences in responses, experiences and perceptions of the farmers living across different provinces. These empirical results provide insight into the influence of socio-economic characteristics on the perception of farmers towards land-use policies, which has important implications for designing targeted policy instruments and increasing farmer support for these policies. This knowledge can be harnessed and further evaluated in future research to improve citizen engagement, support, and understanding in order to help ecological restoration and conservation objectives be more effectively achieved.
KeywordForest policy Ecological restoration Local perception Social sustainability Land-use and change China
DOI10.1007/s11676-018-0870-8
WOS KeywordGREEN PROGRAM ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; YANGTZE-RIVER ; GRAIN ; IMPLEMENTATION ; REFORESTATION ; CONSERVATION ; IMPACTS ; AFFORESTATION ; PRECIPITATION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectMinistry of Science and Technology of China ; Canadian International Council
Funding OrganizationMinistry of Science and Technology of China ; Canadian International Council
WOS Research AreaForestry
WOS SubjectForestry
WOS IDWOS:000486923500026
PublisherNORTHEAST FORESTRY UNIV
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/69584
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Guangyu
Affiliation1.Univ British Columbia, Asia Forest Res Ctr, Fac Forestry, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2.Jiangxi Agr Univ, Land Resources & Environm Coll, Zhimin Rd, Nanchang 330004, Jiangxi, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.Beijing Forestry Univ, Coll Business & Econ, 35 Qinghua East Rd, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Forestry, Dongxiaofu 1, Beijing 100091, Peoples R China
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Wang, Guangyu,Ma, Oliver Z.,Wang, Liguo,et al. Local perceptions of the conversion of cropland to forestland program in Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Sichuan, China[J]. JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH,2019,30(5):1833-1847.
APA Wang, Guangyu.,Ma, Oliver Z..,Wang, Liguo.,Shrestha, Anil.,Chen, Baozhang.,...&Innes, John L..(2019).Local perceptions of the conversion of cropland to forestland program in Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Sichuan, China.JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH,30(5),1833-1847.
MLA Wang, Guangyu,et al."Local perceptions of the conversion of cropland to forestland program in Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Sichuan, China".JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH 30.5(2019):1833-1847.
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