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Evaluation and Influencing Factors of China’s Agricultural Productivity from the Perspective of Environmental Constraints

Chen, Yanling; Fu, Weiwei; Wang, Jingyun

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Authors

Yanling Chen

Weiwei Fu



Abstract

Based on provincial panel data for the past 15 years in China, the SBM-ML index method was used to measure agricultural productivity under the environmental-constraint perspective with agricultural surface source pollution as the non-desired output. A dynamic panel regression model was used to empirically analyze the factors influencing agricultural productivity to provide a reference for formulating policies to alleviate the conflict between economic development and environmental pollution. The results show that the green total factor productivity of Chinese agriculture exhibits a slow, incremental trend year by year. The growth of green total factor productivity in agriculture mainly comes from the increase in the rate of green technological progress. In terms of geographical disparity, the eastern, central, and western regions show a high-to-low gradient of agricultural green total factor productivity. Agricultural green total factor productivity showed a significant positive spatial correlation in some years. As for the influencing factors, foreign trade in agricultural products is conducive to enhancing green total factor productivity in agriculture, whereas foreign direct investment in agriculture and agricultural technology input inhibit the growth of green total factor productivity in agriculture. This research also found a significant U-shaped relationship between environmental management inputs and green total factor productivity in agriculture. Accordingly, suggestions are provided to optimize the international trade structure of agricultural products, selectively introduce high-quality green foreign investment projects, drive the efficiency of R&D investment through digital technology, and increase investment in special funds for agricultural pollution control.

Citation

Chen, Y., Fu, W., & Wang, J. (2022). Evaluation and Influencing Factors of China’s Agricultural Productivity from the Perspective of Environmental Constraints. Sustainability, 14(5), Article 2807. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052807

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 17, 2022
Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2022
Publication Date Mar 1, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 28, 2022
Publicly Available Date Mar 28, 2022
Journal Sustainability
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 5
Article Number 2807
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052807
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1209152

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