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dc.contributor.authorGuan, X.
dc.contributor.authorMa, Wanglin
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T00:24:23Z
dc.date.created2019-02-13en
dc.date.issued2019-02
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/13274
dc.description.abstractThe reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions relies on farmers’ active involvement in mitigation actions. However, little research has focused on farmers’ capability of engaging with climate change mitigation. In this study, we delineated an actor-centered, capability-based, and multi-dimensional framework of farmers’ carbon capability to elucidate the aspects in and extent to which farmers are equipped to engage in climate change mitigation. This framework comprised farmers’ internal driving capability, cognitive capability, behavioral control capability, behavioral level capability (including behavioral capabilities of farming and socializing), and influence capability. A structural equation model combined with survey data collected from 852 farmers in China was used to explore the structural relationships between the carbon capability constructs. The findings indicated that farmers’ intrapsychic constructs were pro-environmental, and their cognitive knowledge about pro-climate farming practices was moderate. However, the performance of pro-climate farming was largely not under farmers’ behavioral control. Farmers generally had a weak tendency to perform stable pro-climate farming behaviors, while they were slightly more inclined to behave pro-environmentally in social interactions. Furthermore, they only had a slight influence on peer farmers’ mitigative responses to climate change. In addition, farmers’ behavioral control capability emerged as the strongest predictor of the behavioral capability of farming, which, in turn, was an essential prerequisite for both the behavioral capability of socializing and influence capability. Improved understanding of farmers’ carbon capability has important strategic implications for policymakers seeking to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.en
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dc.rights© 2018 by Xiaoliang Guan, Wanglin Ma and Junbiao Zhang. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.
dc.source63rd AARES Annual Conferenceen
dc.subjectCarbon capabilityen
dc.subjectClimate change mitigationen
dc.subjectEnvironmental psychologyen
dc.subjectFarmeren
dc.subjectPro-environmental behavioren
dc.titleTo what extent are the rural households’ carbon capable? Evidence from a survey at Jianghan Plain, central Chinaen
dc.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Trade
pubs.finish-date2019-02-15en
pubs.notesPaper doesn't appear to be published online with other papers from this conference https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/search?cc=2186&ln=en&jrec=61en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusUnpublisheden
pubs.start-date2019-02-12en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7847-8459
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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