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How Does Land Tenure Security Affect Farm Succession? Evidence from Apple Growers in China

Qiangqiang Zhang, Jiaying Tian, Jie Zheng, Nazir Abdullahi () and Xuexi Huo
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Qiangqiang Zhang: China Center for Agricultural Policy, School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Jiaying Tian: Economic College, Henan University of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou 471000, China
Jie Zheng: School of Insurance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China
Xuexi Huo: College of Economics and Management, Northwest A&F University, Xianyang 712100, China

Land, 2022, vol. 11, issue 7, 1-13

Abstract: The security of farmland property rights is an important factor that affects farmland investment and succession, and farm succession is highly significant for achieving sustainable agricultural development. In this study, based on survey data obtained from 1012 apple growers in Shandong and Shaanxi Provinces, we analyzed the impact of land tenure security on the farm succession willingness of farmers and related paths by constructing binary logistic regression and mediating effect models. The results showed that: (1) land tenure security plays a significant role in promoting the farm succession willingness of farmers; and that (2) land tenure security promotes farm succession willingness by improving the farmland investment intentions of farmers. In the future, reforms of the farmland property rights system need to ensure the security of farmland property rights. In addition, with the influence of climate change, it is necessary to encourage farmers with advantageous agricultural resource endowments to invest in farmland and intergenerational transfers, as well as inducing farmers who lack advantageous agricultural resource endowments to conduct non-agricultural transfers, thereby providing more opportunities and a greater development area for agricultural land transfers and agricultural-scale operations.

Keywords: farm succession; land tenure security; farmland investment; apple grower; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q15 Q2 Q24 Q28 Q5 R14 R52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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