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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 19; doi:10.3390/su9010019

Exploring a Novel Agricultural Subsidy Model with Sustainable Development: A Chinese Agribusiness in Liaoning Province

School of Business, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin 124221, China
Department of Business Administration, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan 33306, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Alessio Cavicchi and Cristina Santini
Received: 1 September 2016 / Revised: 9 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 23 December 2016
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To improve the incomes of farmers in China, the Chinese government is paying increased attention to the reform of its agricultural subsidy policy. However, the effectiveness of the subsidy remains insufficient and thus fails to encourage farmers to cultivate their land and develop sustainability. Thus, there is a need for a novel model that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of subsidies. The proposed novel agricultural subsidy model comprises four major actors: farmers, specialized farmers’ cooperatives, agribusiness and government. Furthermore, the subsidy in this novel model would no longer go directly to farmers but to the agribusiness. To develop the model, the empirical data for this study are obtained from a Chinese agribusiness in Liaoning Province that was selected as a benchmark. With this novel model, farmers receive triple rebates: the price received when the rice is initially sold; a share of the profits of the specialized farmers’ cooperatives; and a share of the profits of the agribusiness. Accordingly, exploring the optimal subsidy rate for agribusinesses is the critical task of this study, and the results demonstrate that agribusinesses must use the government subsidy policy as the basis for a dynamic subsidy model that ensures the income of farmers and encourages sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: novel agricultural subsidy model; sustainable development; Chinese agribusiness; Liaoning novel agricultural subsidy model; sustainable development; Chinese agribusiness; Liaoning

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Cui, L.; Wu, K.-J.; Tseng, M.-L. Exploring a Novel Agricultural Subsidy Model with Sustainable Development: A Chinese Agribusiness in Liaoning Province. Sustainability 2017, 9, 19.

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