The Effect of China's New Circular Collective Forest Tenure Reform on Household Non-Timber Forest Product Production in Natural Forest Protection Project Regions

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Ren , Y , Kuuluvainen , J , Toppinen , A , Yao , S , Berghall , S , Karppinen , H , Xue , C & Yang , L 2018 , ' The Effect of China's New Circular Collective Forest Tenure Reform on Household Non-Timber Forest Product Production in Natural Forest Protection Project Regions ' , Sustainability , vol. 10 , no. 4 , 1091 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041091

Title: The Effect of China's New Circular Collective Forest Tenure Reform on Household Non-Timber Forest Product Production in Natural Forest Protection Project Regions
Author: Ren, Yang; Kuuluvainen, Jari; Toppinen, Anne; Yao, Shunbo; Berghall, Sami; Karppinen, Heimo; Xue, Caixia; Yang, Liu
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Forest Bioeconomy, Business and Sustainability
Metsänomistaja 2020
Forest Economics, Business and Society
Date: 2018-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041091
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236971
Abstract: The implementation of China's natural forest protection project (Protection Project) in 1998 changed households' forestry production modes in project regions, and China's new circular collective forest tenure reform (Tenure Reform) has been implemented since 2003 with the goal of motivating household forestry production and increasing household income from forests. Policymakers expect that Tenure Reform could also stimulate households to engage in non-timber forest products (NTFPs) production in Protection Project regions. However, only a few studies have investigated the effect of Tenure Reform on household NTFP production in Protection Project regions. To fill this gap, we built an integrative conceptual framework and estimated a corresponding structural equation model (SEM) using survey data from 932 households in Protection Project regions in southwestern China. In our research framework, there are four factors, including household characteristics, labour and social capital, forestland characteristics, and the Tenure Reform, affecting household NTFP production. The results substantiate that Tenure Reform has had a significant positive effect on household NTFP production. Additionally, household and forestland characteristics have promoted household NTFP production, but quantitatively less than Tenure Reform. This report can be used to inform the government that future investment in Tenure Reform still needs to be enhanced, and policy enforcement still needs to be strengthened.
Subject: households
non-timber forest products production
collective forest tenure reform
natural forest protection project
structural equation model
China
STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS
INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
ECONOMIC VALUATION
PROPERTY-RIGHTS
LAND-TENURE
SRI-LANKA
MANAGEMENT
LIVELIHOODS
DETERMINANTS
COMMUNITIES
4112 Forestry
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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