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Impacts of the "Grain for Green" project on rural communities in the Upper Min River Basin, Sichuan, China
Ye, YQ; Chen, GJ; Hong, F
Corresponding AuthorYe, YQ
2003-11-01
Source PublicationMOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
ISSN0276-4741
Volume23Issue:4Pages:345-352
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThis article analyzes a project concerned with the conversion of agricultural land into forests and the impact on local communities in the upper Min River Basin in China. The aim of the project, called "Grain for Green" (Tui Geng Huan Lin), is to improve watershed conditions, enhance biodiversity, and conserve natural resources. Results from a participatory socioeconomic survey showed that the basic living standards of farmers were guaranteed by government subsidies because some of their cultivated land was converted into protected forest. The common perception is that although farmers were happy to participate in the project because they became less dependent on agriculture and were able to diversify their income, they were worried about their future after 8 years of government subsidies and preferred to plant forests for economic rather than ecological reasons. There is also a fear that if subsidies end, farmers may turn forestland into sloping cultivation land. To guarantee sustainable implementation of the Grain for Green Project, farmers discussed options with local government officials. In face-to-face interviews, they discussed issues such as basic cropland protection, educational investment, out-migration of the workforce, hydroelectricity exploitation, and tourism development.
KeywordGrain For Green Afforestation Conversion Of Cultivated Land Geographic Information System Socioeconomic Data China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine ; Physical Sciences
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Physical Geography
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordDEFORESTATION
Language英语
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Geography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000187317300008
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/10594
Collection成都山地所知识仓储(2009年以前)
中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Chengdu Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
2.Sichuan Univ, Environm Acad, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
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Ye, YQ,Chen, GJ,Hong, F. Impacts of the "Grain for Green" project on rural communities in the Upper Min River Basin, Sichuan, China[J]. MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,2003,23(4):345-352.
APA Ye, YQ,Chen, GJ,&Hong, F.(2003).Impacts of the "Grain for Green" project on rural communities in the Upper Min River Basin, Sichuan, China.MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,23(4),345-352.
MLA Ye, YQ,et al."Impacts of the "Grain for Green" project on rural communities in the Upper Min River Basin, Sichuan, China".MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 23.4(2003):345-352.
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