PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (9): 1329-1339.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2019.09.006

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Types of agricultural production transformation and implications for rural vitalization: A case of the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain

GE Dazhuan1,2,3,ZHOU Li4,LONG Hualou3,5,*(),QIAO Weifeng1,2,LI Yurui3,5   

  1. 1. College of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
    2. College of Rural Vitalization, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    4. Business School of Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
    5. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-04-08 Revised:2019-05-14 Online:2019-09-28 Published:2019-09-25
  • Contact: LONG Hualou
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.41901204);National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.41731286);National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.41871178);Project of Humanities and Social Sciences, MOE (Ministry of Education in China)(No.19YJCZH036);Funds from Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences(No.KF2018-02)


Under the background of urban-rural transformation and development, transformation of agricultural production has become an important entry point for the analysis of the change of rural human-environment relationship in China. Identifying the types of agricultural production transformation in traditional farming areas and key problems will provide a reference for regulating agricultural production policies and improving rural development strategies. This study started with dividing the types of agricultural production transformation in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain (HHH), and then systematically analyzed the dilemmas faced by different agricultural production transformation types and solutions to the associated problems. The study found that: 1) The multi-scale analysis method combining "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches is an effective means to analyze the differences in the transformation type of agricultural production. 2) From the perspective of spatial resilience, the types of agricultural production transformation in the HHH can be divided into traditional farming-oriented transformation type, modern market-oriented transformation type, and suburban leisure-oriented transformation type. 3) In the traditional farming-oriented transformation areas the imbalance of land use transition and rural labor force transformation, lack of core industrial support, and low actual urbanization rate are key issues that limit the orderly transformation of the rural areas. 4) The lagging land management system and inefficient organization of farmers in the modern market-oriented transformation areas are the problems that need to be solved at present. 5) Improving the market participation mode and reducing the capital risk of farmers in the suburban leisure-oriented transformation areas are the significant issues that must be considered. 6) In response to the different problems in the various types of agricultural production transformation areas, it is important to promote the implementation of the revitalization planning based on local conditions and scientific strategies.

Key words: multifunctional agriculture, rural development, spatial resilience, traditional farming area, rural vitalization, Huang-Huai-Hai Plain