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《Forestry Economics》 2009-09
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2008 Conversion of Cropland to Forest Project: Farmer Household Effect Analysis

Xie Chen1 Liu Jianjie2 Han Yan3 Yuan Mei1 (1 China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center, Beijing 100714; 2 Department of Development Planning and Management, SFA, Beijing 100714; 3 School of Humanities & Social Sciences, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206)  
The paper was written based on 1165 farmer households monitoring results of 100 Conversion of Crop- land to Forest Project (CCFP) counties around China in 1998~2008. It presents some significant change such as implementation of the Second round of CCFP subsidy as well as financial crisis on farmer households. Livelihood impact of the policy was analyzed accordingly. The paper conclude that CCFP policy has results in profound impacts on farmer households: steep slop cropland has been substantially reduced and CCFP subsidy has effectively contributed to farmer households' income. New challenges include increasing agriculture subsidy and return to previous land use. In the future, Chinese government should clearly identify its national ecological target and give proper position to CCFP Policy, hence, achieve double win of increasing farmers welfare and ecological protection.
【CateGory Index】: F326.2
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