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Farmland Use Transition in a Typical Farming Area: The Case of Sihong County in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China

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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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School of Public Administration, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing 210023, China
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Key Laboratory of Coastal Zone Exploitation and Protection, Ministry of Natural Resources, Nanjing 210017, China
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School of Public Administration, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
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Jiangsu Institute for Land Development and Consolidation, Nanjing 210017, China
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Land 2021, 10(4), 347; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10040347
Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 21 March 2021 / Accepted: 22 March 2021 / Published: 31 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land Use Transitions under Rapid Urbanization)
An in-depth exploration of the dynamics and existing problems in farmland morphology is crucial to formulate targeted protection policies. In this study, we constructed a morphological evaluation index system to identify the characteristics of farmland use transition in Sihong County of the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China. The dominant morphology in terms of area and landscape pattern and the recessive morphology focusing on function were considered in this work. Based on this information, the driving factors of farmland use transition were quantitatively analyzed via the mixed regression model. The following major findings were determined: (1) The area showed a U-shaped change trend during 2009–2018. The patch density (PD) showed an upward trend, and the mean patch size (MPS) showed a downward trend, indicating that the degree of farmland fragmentation increased. The implementation of land consolidation projects increased the area and aggregation of farmland, while urbanization and road construction occupied and divided the farmland, leading to a reduction in area and increase in the degree of fragmentation. (2) The crop production, living security, and eco-environmental function of farmland showed a trend of first decreasing and then increasing. Urbanization increased the demand for agricultural products and the degree of large-scale agricultural production and had a positive impact on the crop production and eco-environmental function of farmland. Our research highlights that increasing farmland fragmentation should be addressed in the farming area. Therefore, the government should formulate efficient policies to curb farmland occupation for urban and traffic utilization. View Full-Text
Keywords: land use transition; farmland function; driving factors; Jiangsu Province; China land use transition; farmland function; driving factors; Jiangsu Province; China
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Lyu, L.; Gao, Z.; Long, H.; Wang, X.; Fan, Y. Farmland Use Transition in a Typical Farming Area: The Case of Sihong County in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China. Land 2021, 10, 347. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10040347

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Lyu L, Gao Z, Long H, Wang X, Fan Y. Farmland Use Transition in a Typical Farming Area: The Case of Sihong County in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China. Land. 2021; 10(4):347. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10040347

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Lyu, Ligang, Zhoubing Gao, Hualou Long, Xiaorui Wang, and Yeting Fan. 2021. "Farmland Use Transition in a Typical Farming Area: The Case of Sihong County in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China" Land 10, no. 4: 347. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10040347

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