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Sustainable natural resource use in rural China: Recent trends and policies

  • Qu, Futian
  • Kuyvenhoven, Arie
  • Shi, Xiaoping
  • Heerink, Nico

In this paper we provide an overview of recent trends in the availability and quality of land and water resources in rural China, and examine the common presumption that rural resources are rapidly degrading in China. Data based on consistent definitions and measurement methods that have recently become available are used to that end. In addition, we analyse the impact of new policy initiatives to introduce market-based instruments and new institutions to address land degradation and water scarcity problems.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 444-460

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Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:22:y:2011:i:4:p:444-460
DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2010.08.005
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