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Record number 341980
Title Land Fragmentation and Rice Production : a Case Study of Small Farms in Jiangxi Province, P.R. China
Author(s) Tan, S.
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Arie Kuyvenhoven; J.B. Opschoor; Qu Futian, co-promotor(en): Nico Heerink. - Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen University - ISBN 9085042577 - 160
Department(s) Development Economics Group
MGS
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) plattelandsontwikkeling - economische ontwikkeling - landbouwgrond - grondbeleid - overheidsbeleid - proefveldgrootte - landbouwhuishoudens - kleine landbouwbedrijven - rijst - Jiangxi - China - verkaveling - rural development - economic development - agricultural land - land policy - government policy - plot size - agricultural households - small farms - rice - land parcelling
Categories Rural Development
Abstract Agricultural landholdings in China have an average size of only 0.53 hectares and are divided over six different plots on average. This very high degree of land fragmentation is likely to impose important constraints to current government policies aimed at supporting the incomes of rural households, raising domestic grain production, and promoting the overall production capacity of agricultural sector in order to meet the challenges posed by foreign competition. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of this extremely high degree of land fragmentation and its consequences for food production in China. The analysis focuses in particular on rice smallholders in Jiangxi Province, a major rice production base of China.
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