Institutions policies and soil degradation:theoretical examinations and case studies in Southeast China

S. Tan, Qu Futian, Huang Xianjin, N.B.M. Heerink

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Abstract

Southeast China is one of the severe soil degradation areas in China. Taking this area for example, this paper examines theoretically the impact of some important institutional arrangements and policies like land management pattern, the rural off-farm employment, land property change and changes in prices of agricultural products on soil degradation. It further conducts some case studies to confirm the potential relationship between the institutions & policies and soil degradation, applying the surveyed and the second hand data. The paper at last makes some conclusions and proposes some policy suggestions on how to promote soil conservation by improving the policy decision-making and thus the effects of policies on land use
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
JournalChinese journal of population, resources and environment
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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