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Environmental performance in China's agricultural sector: a case study in corn production

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This article reviews environmental performance in China's corn production. It proposes that the improvement in environmental and technical efficiency of agricultural production is indispensable for the increased demand for green food and the increasing awareness of environmental protection. This article measures the environmental and technical efficiency of China's corn production. According to the result of estimate, the improvement of environmental performance in China's corn production is feasible, but it may encounter some difficulties with respect to the fragment of farming land blocks.

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  • Tao Zhang, 2008. "Environmental performance in China's agricultural sector: a case study in corn production," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(8), pages 641-645.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:8:p:641-645
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850600721874
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    1. Zhang, Chunhong & Liu, Haiying & Bressers, Hans Th.A. & Buchanan, Karen S., 2011. "Productivity growth and environmental regulations - accounting for undesirable outputs: Analysis of China's thirty provincial regions using the Malmquist–Luenberger index," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(12), pages 2369-2379.
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    3. Salazar-Ordóñez, Melania & Pérez-Hernández, Pedro P. & Martín-Lozano, José M., 2013. "Sugar beet for bioethanol production: An approach based on environmental agricultural outputs," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 662-668.
    4. Perez Hernandez, Pedro Pablo & Martin Lozano, Jose Manuel & Salazar-Ordonez, Melania, 2012. "Economic and Environmental Possibilities of Sugar Beet In Spain: Towards Bio-ethanol Production?," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126451, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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