Analyzing Agricultural Agglomeration in China
AbstractThere has been little scholarly research on Chinese agriculture’s geographic pattern of agglomeration and its evolutionary mechanisms, which are essential to sustainable development in China. By calculating the barycenter coordinates, the Gini coefficient, spatial autocorrelation and specialization indices for 11 crops during 1981–2012, we analyze the evolutionary pattern and mechanisms of agricultural agglomeration. We argue that the degree of spatial concentration of Chinese planting has been gradually increasing and that regional specialization and diversification have progressively been strengthened. Furthermore, Chinese crop production is moving from the eastern provinces to the central and western provinces. This is in contrast to Chinese manufacturing growth which has continued to be concentrated in the coastal and southeastern regions. In Northeast China, the Sanjiang and Songnen plains have become agricultural clustering regions, and the earlier domination of aquaculture and rice production in Southeast China has gradually decreased. In summary, this paper provides a political economy framework for understanding the regionalization of Chinese agriculture, focusing on the interaction among the objectives, decisionmaking behavior, path dependencies and spatial effects. View Full-Text
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Li, E.; Coates, K.; Li, X.; Ye, X.; Leipnik, M. Analyzing Agricultural Agglomeration in China. Sustainability 2017, 9, 313.
Li E, Coates K, Li X, Ye X, Leipnik M. Analyzing Agricultural Agglomeration in China. Sustainability. 2017; 9(2):313.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Erling; Coates, Ken; Li, Xiaojian; Ye, Xinyue; Leipnik, Mark. 2017. "Analyzing Agricultural Agglomeration in China." Sustainability 9, no. 2: 313.
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