Effects of renting-in cropland on machinery use intensity and land productivity: Evidence from rural China

dc.contributor.authorZheng, H
dc.contributor.authorMa, Wanglin
dc.contributor.authorZhou, X
dc.coverage.spatialVirtual (online)
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-11T23:43:06Z
dc.date.available2024-02-11T23:43:06Z
dc.date.created2021-08-25
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the impacts of renting-in cropland on machinery use intensity, utilizing an innovative endogenous-treatment Poisson (ETPR) regression model and survey data from wheat farmers in China. We also analyze how machinery use intensity affects land productivity, reflected by wheat yields and net returns, using a two-stage residual inclusion (2SRI) model. Unlike previous studies that consider general machinery use, this study considers self-owned machinery use intensity and purchased machinery service use intensity. The ETPR model results reveal that renting-in cropland significantly increases self-owned machinery use intensity. However, it has a negative and insignificant impact on purchased machinery service use intensity. The 2SRI model estimates show that increasing self-owned machinery use intensity and purchased machinery service use intensity significantly increases wheat yields and net returns. Additional analysis reveals that farmers’ decisions to use self-owned machines and purchase machinery services are substitutes. Our findings suggest that it is essential to take stakeholders’ land transfer status into account when designing policies to promote agricultural mechanization and enhance land productivity.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/16863
dc.sourceIAAE Triennial Conference: 31st International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE)
dc.titleEffects of renting-in cropland on machinery use intensity and land productivity: Evidence from rural China
dc.typeConference Contribution - unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLU
lu.contributor.unitLU|Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
lu.contributor.unitLU|Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce|GVCT
lu.contributor.unitLU|Research Management Office
lu.contributor.unitLU|Research Management Office|OLD QE18
lu.contributor.unitLU|Research Management Office|OLD PE20
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7847-8459
lu.subtypeConference Oral Presentation
pubs.finish-date2021-08-31
pubs.publication-statusUnpublished
pubs.start-date2021-08-17
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