An Empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Willingness of Peasant Households for Family Farm Operation——An Analysis based on the Survey of 360 Peasant Households in Hubei
Available Online November 2015.
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- family farms; scale operation; willingness; transfer of agriculture land; influence factors
- Developing appropriate scale farmland operation is an important way to promote the peasants’ income and to realize sustainable development in the rural areas. Based on the theory about returns to scale, the paper constructed a binary logit model to analysis the willingness and influencing factors of peasant households by using the data of 360 peasant households in Hubei. It shows that, about 48.6% peasant households had the willingness to expand the existing land scale and to operate family farms. The willingness was mainly affected by the current occupation of the household, the proportion of non-farm income in the family income, the area of the household contracted farmland, the difficulty to transfer a certain scale land, and whether he had ever rented or agented land from others and etc. Therefore, to promote the development of land scale operation in Hubei’s agriculture, we should actively promote the circulation of agricultural land and meanwhile speed up the transfer of rural surplus labor force effectively; and we should push optimization of the allocation of agriculture production factors, so as to achieve long-lasting and efficient use of agricultural land.
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TY - CONF AU - E.F Xiao PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - An Empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Willingness of Peasant Households for Family Farm Operation——An Analysis based on the Survey of 360 Peasant Households in Hubei BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 177 EP - 181 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.45 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.45 ID - Xiao2015/11 ER -