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Measurement of Regional Agricultural Sustainable Development System Based on Dissipative Structure Theory: A Case Study in Sichuan Province, China

Fumin Deng (), Canmian Liu () and Xuedong Liang ()
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Fumin Deng: The Economy and Enterprise Development Institute, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Canmian Liu: The Economy and Enterprise Development Institute, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Xuedong Liang: The Economy and Enterprise Development Institute, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China

Sustainability, 2017, vol. 9, issue 11, 1-19

Abstract: Aiming at the sustainable development issue of agriculture, the regional agricultural sustainable development system is regarded as a complex giant dissipative system in this paper by using the theory of dissipative structure. In order to effectively measure the coordinated development status and orderly evolution trend of the system, the more comprehensive and scientific index system was constructed from the framework of economy, society, technology, resource and environment (ESTRE). The measurement model of the system was constructed by using the method of information entropy, and an empirical analysis of Sichuan province from 2005 to 2015 was conducted. The results show that with the advancement of the years, the agricultural sustainable development system in Sichuan province is evolving in a more orderly and coordinated direction. The measurement results are in agreement with the actual situation and verify the effectiveness of the system measurement model in the regional agricultural sustainable development measure.

Keywords: dissipative structure theory; entropy; regional agricultural sustainable development system; Sichuan Province (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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