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Analysis of Environmental Policy and the Performance of Sustainable Agricultural Development in China

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Faculty of International Trade, Shanxi University of Finance and Economic, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100149, China
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Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(24), 10453; https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410453
Received: 31 October 2020 / Revised: 8 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 14 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity and Efficiency)
A community with a shared future for mankind embodies the concept of sustainable development. This is also China’s contribution to global governance. Some of the Sustainable Development Goals (such as the elimination of hunger and malnutrition) require countries to implement people-centered overall agricultural transformations, and achieving such agricultural transformations is key to ensuring sustainable agricultural development and shifting agriculture toward a greener and more ecological direction. This paper uses the SBM Directional Distance Function and Malmquist Productivity Index with calculated data from 2000 to 2016. The results show that, since 2000, China’s environmental performance index growth has been slow, with an average annual growth rate of only 0.80%. This growth has gone through three phases: a stable up and down phase, a volatility decrease phase, and a volatility increase phase. In general, agricultural technological advances have played a more visible role in promoting a strong performance in reducing carbon emissions. Agriculture in China is also on the way to becoming more sustainable and green. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; environment policy; environmental performance index (EPI); SBM-undesired output sustainable development; environment policy; environmental performance index (EPI); SBM-undesired output
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