JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (3): 468-476.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.20150214

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Study on the Effect of Farm Households' Specializationon Low-carbon Agriculture: Evidence from Vegetable Growers in Beijing, China

SONG Bo1, MU Yue-ying1, HOU Ling-ling2   

  1. 1.College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2015-03-09 Online:2016-03-15 Published:2016-03-15
  • Supported by:
    ; Key Project of Beijing Social Science Fund, No.15JGA020; Fruit Vegetables Industry Technology System of Beijing Innovation Team, No.BAIC01-2016; Research Fund for Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China, No.20120008110032; Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in Public Interest, No.201103001

Abstract: It is of significance for studying on effect of households' specialization on low-carbon agriculture since the farm household' specialization and low-carbon agriculture are both important aspects of modern agriculture's sustainable development. Using specialization theory and low-carbon economic theory, this paper analyzed the effect of farm households' specialization on low-carbon agriculture. Then, according to the field survey data of vegetable growers in Beijing in 2013, simultaneous equations model and seemingly unrelated regressions (SUR) method were used to test the theoretical results. The findings show that the specialization of farm household is negatively correlated with agricultural carbon emissions at the 5% significance level, while it is positively correlated with both agriculture yields and agricultural carbon productivity at the 1% significance level. The result of theoretical analysis was proved empirically, which indicates that the specialization of farm household will be great beneficial to low-carbon agriculture.

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