JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2015, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (7): 1092-1103.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2015.07.003

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Performance Evaluation and Obstacle Indicator Diagnoses of Economic Compensation for Farmland Protection Policy Based on Farmers' Satisfaction

YU Liang-liang, CAI Yin-ying   

  1. College of Public Administration, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2014-05-07 Revised:2014-08-27 Online:2015-07-20 Published:2015-07-14

Abstract:

Farmers are the direct beneficiaries of economic compensation for farmland protection policy (ECFP), so their satisfaction is directly related to the effectiveness of ECFP policy. Form farmers' perspective, the paper evaluates the performance of ECFP with the diagnosis method of obstacle indicators, aiming at providing a basis for improving the performance of ECFP. Minhang District of Shanghai and Zhangjiagang of Suzhou, where the policies of economic compensation for farmland had been innovatively explored, were selected as research areas. And Chengdu was also chosen as study area for its firstly test on farmland protection fund. The improved TOPSIS method based on entropy weight and the obstacle degree model were used to evaluate the performance of ECFP policy and reveal the obstacle indicators. The results indicated that: 1) the performance values of Chengdu, Zhangjiagang and Minhang District of Shanghai were 0.529, 0.494 and 0.461, corresponding to the good, general and poor levels of performance respectively. There was significant regional difference in farmers' satisfaction. 2) The top five obstacle indicators that affected the ECFP performance were successively farmers' satisfaction with the open degree of accounts (C8), farmers' satisfaction with government's supervision and management of the compensation fund (C10), farmers' satisfaction with the use requirements of the compensation fund (C9), farmers' satisfaction with the compensation standard (C3) and farmers' satisfaction with allocation of compensation fund (C7). 3) When establishing evaluation index system of ECFP policy, using the improved TOPSIS method and the obstacle degree model were proved to be reasonable and feasible method to evaluate the performance of ECFP policy. Moreover, through the diagnoses of barrier factors, the indicators can reveal the existing problems of ECFP policy, which helps to further improve the ECFP policy.

Key words: economic compensation for farmland protection policy, performance evaluation, barrier factors, farmers' satisfaction

CLC Number: 

  • F301.2