Policy options for Agriculture Green Development by farmers in China
Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, SOAS University of London, London, WC1H 0XG, UK录用日期： 2019-12-30 发布日期： 2019-12-30
Farmers are the key agents who manage land and water. Agriculture Green Development (AGD) requires a transformation in farming from high resource consumption and environmental cost to sustainable intensification with high productivity, high resource use efficiency and low environmental risk. This paper analyzes the public policy challenge of AGD and makes the case for a location-sensitive policy mix made up of regulation, advice provision, voluntarism and targeted incentives. The public agricultural extension service in China is a key resource, but one that requires reorientation and reform with the aim of better balancing high farm productivity with environmental protection.