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Characteristics and Influencing Factors of Farmland Abandonment in Hekou Township

ZHOU Shengfang, ZHUANG Dachun, LI Yuefeng, XIE Wenhai, LONG Yuqiong, TANG Yuting, ZOU Yuyang   

  1. (1. School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Jishou University, Zhangjiajie 427000, Hunan China; 2. School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China)
  • Online:2020-07-25 Published:2020-10-27


Based on the survey data of farmers and with SPSS19.0 software, the characteristics and influencing factors of farmland abandonment in Hekou Township are analyzed by using binary logistics regression. The results show that arable land abandonment is widespread in Hekou Township, with the abandonment of 21% in 2015 and 27.1% in 2017. There are apparent temporal and spatial variations of arable land abandoment and the abandonment rate is on the rise.The main influncing factors are irrigation conditions, quantity of plots, quantity of farming population, quality of cultivated land, satisfaction degree of preferential policies and distance between plots and highways. According to the research results, some suggestions are put forward on how to reduce the abandoned farmland and promote the sustainable utilization of cultivated land resources in mountainous areas.

Key words: farmland abandonment, peasant household survey, SPSS19.0 software, binary logistics regression, Hekou Township

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