The Impacts of Agricultural Machinery Purchase Subsidies on Mechanized Crop Residue Recycling

Crop residue recycling can improve the quality of the cropland, and it has multiple economic and ecological benefits. However, such practice is with low adoption due to different constraints. In this paper, we use the survey data from Baoding, Hebei province, and use the probit model to explore how the agricultural machinery purchase subsidies affect the mechanized crop residue recycling. The results showed that several factors that affect farmers in adopting the practice of mechanized crop residue crop recycling. Among these factors, the cost of adopting such practice is significant. The agricultural machinery purchase subsidies can effectively reduce me cost of such practice, as well as promote mechanized crop residue recycling. The paper also proposed several actions in the future. They include increasing the subsidies on agricultural machinery purchase and increasing farmers' awareness on crop residue recycling.


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Issue Date:
2011-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/117251
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117251
Published in:
Asian Agricultural Research, Volume 03, Issue 05
Page range:
38-51
Total Pages:
4




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