AN ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPING CAPABILITY OF INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL REGIONALIZATION IN CHINA
- Received Date: 2001-12-25
- Publish Date: 2002-03-20
- assessment for agricultural sustainable development /
- integrated agricultural regionalization /
Abstract: Based on the provincial units evaluation, this paper makes an assessment for sustainable developing capability of the integrated agricultural regionalization in China. At first, an index system of agricultural sustainable development in China is built up, which includes 5 supporting subsystems of agricultural resources, agricultural development, environment and ecosystem, rural society, sciences education and management. We selected 95 factors on provincial level as basic indexes. Second, a relative assets/debt assessing method is used to gain relative net assets values (relative superiority) of every provincial unit, which are as supporting data for assessment. We also overlaid the Administrative Divisions Map of China and the Map of Integrated Agricultural Regionalization of China by Geography Information System (GIS) to gain the area units of assessment. Third, according to the relative coherence principle of regionalization, we transform administration units to natural units through homogenizing all provincial relative net assets values in every agricultural assessing unit. After making order and grade, we complete the sustainable developing capability assessment to integrated agricultural regionalization in China. The assessing outcome shows that the total sustainable agricultural developing capability of China is not high. Only about 1/3 in number or in area has reached the level of agricultural sustainable development. The relative net assets values exists a reducing trend from East China to West China. It needs a long period and great efforts to realize sustainable agricultural development over all China. Finally, there is a discussion to the study method.
|Citation:||XU Xue-gong, LIN Hui-ping, HOU Li-sheng, YAO Xin. AN ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPING CAPABILITY OF INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL REGIONALIZATION IN CHINA[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2002, 12(1): 1-8.|