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Agricultural opportunity costs assessment based on planting suitability: a case study in a mountain county in southwest China
Liu, Ju1,2,3; Fu, Bin1,3; Wang, Yu-kuan1,3; Lu, Ya-feng1,3; Xu, Pei1,3
2017
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
EISSN1993-0321
Volume14Issue:12Pages:2568-2580
SubtypeArticle
AbstractPayment for ecosystem services (PES) has become an increasingly popular means of ecosystem conservation. Opportunity cost is an important factor to increase the investment efficiency of PES projects. However, the distribution of opportunity cost is usually unclear in mountainous regions due to the obvious environment changes. In this study, we developed a framework to assess the distribution of agricultural opportunity costs in mountainous regions and applied this method to Baoxing County, a typical mountainous county in Sichuan Province of southwest China. Planting suitability of 17 crops was assessed based on agricultural statistics and natural conditions data within a GIS environment. Agricultural opportunity cost was quantified with a weighted summation of farmers' willingness to cultivate and each crop's opportunity cost. Finally, specific agricultural opportunity cost was obtained according to the spatial areas of the protection programs and land use status. The results showed that agricultural opportunity costs of PES in Baoxing County were estimated to be more than $30 million, with a mean of 400.85 $/ha. Agricultural opportunity costs in mountainous regions displayed some obvious spatial variation and areas with lower agricultural opportunity costs could be selected as priority areas for PES. Our findings revealed that the planting suitability evaluation can make agricultural opportunity costs mapping more reasonable. It will be helpful for the PES programs implementation in mountainous regions.
KeywordOpportunity cost Planting suitability Willingness to accept Ecosystem service Spatial variation Baoxing County
DOI10.1007/s11629-016-4329-0
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; CONSERVATION ; PAYMENTS ; RESTORATION ; MODEL
Language英语
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Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41371539] ; Western Light Talent Culture Project: Standard of Payment for Ecosystem Service based on GIS ; GEF (Global Environment Fund) Project: Payment for Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity[00089388]
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WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000418074700015
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Western Light Talent Culture Project: Standard of Payment for Ecosystem Service based on GIS ; GEF (Global Environment Fund) Project: Payment for Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/20643
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2017_Vol14 No.12
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Corresponding AuthorXu, Pei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
2.Guangxi Teachers Educ Univ, Key Lab Environm Change & Resources Use Beibu Gul, Minist Educ, Nanning 530001, Peoples R China
3.Wanzhou Key Reg Ecol & Environm Monitoring Stn, Chongqing 404020, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Corresponding Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Liu, Ju,Fu, Bin,Wang, Yu-kuan,et al. Agricultural opportunity costs assessment based on planting suitability: a case study in a mountain county in southwest China[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2017,14(12):2568-2580.
APA Liu, Ju,Fu, Bin,Wang, Yu-kuan,Lu, Ya-feng,&Xu, Pei.(2017).Agricultural opportunity costs assessment based on planting suitability: a case study in a mountain county in southwest China.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,14(12),2568-2580.
MLA Liu, Ju,et al."Agricultural opportunity costs assessment based on planting suitability: a case study in a mountain county in southwest China".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 14.12(2017):2568-2580.
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