|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|92953||160108||2014||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• We identify the changes resulting from the land consolidation project (LCP) implementation.
• We develop a parametric approach to assess the resource–environment effects of LCP implementation.
• Positive effects of LCP implementation are demonstrated in agricultural production capacity and agricultural production cost.
• Negative effects are expressed by the ecosystem services value and landscape diversity.
Land consolidation (LC) is essential for ensuring rural development and for increasing land use effectiveness. LC has been implemented in China since the mid-1990s in an attempt to increase available cropland area, reduce fragmentation and promote agricultural production capacity. The purpose of this study is to identify the changes resulting from the land consolidation project (LCP) implementation, and to develop a parametric approach to assess the resource–environment effects. This study could promote the LCP planning, and provide the support for the decision-making of the LC authorities. The Tianmen land consolidation project in Hubei Province of China was chosen as a case study. The results of the case study showed LCP implementation results in great changes in land use types and their proportions, connectivity of field-roads, irrigation systems and drainage systems, plot numbers, plot shape and plot size. These changes bring both positive and negative effects to region environmental and economic system. Positive effects were demonstrated in agricultural production capacity and agricultural production cost and the negative effects were expressed by the ecosystem services value, landscape diversity and human disturbance intensity.
Journal: Land Use Policy - Volume 40, September 2014, Pages 74–82