Changes of Agricultural Total Factor Productivity and Its Regional Differences of China’s State Farms from 2004 to 2015

Authors: Wenkang Liao*,
Topics: Agricultural Geography
Keywords: China’s State Farms; TFP; DEA-Malmquist production index method; Geographic differentiation; Separation of human and land
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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China’s State Farms is an important force for promoting the modernization of agriculture with Chinese characteristics. Agricultural management efficiency is an important indicator of agricultural modernization. In this paper, the DEA-Malmquist TFP method is used to analyze and evaluate the dynamic changes, stage characteristics and regional differences of agricultural total factor productivity of China’s State Farms from 2004 to 2015 using provincial panel data. It was found that the growth of agricultural total factor productivity from 2004 to 2015 mainly relied on technological progress, the output of agricultural products was mainly driven by factor input. According to the direction and volatility of growth, the transformation of agricultural total factor productivity of a China’s State Farms can be divided into three stages: fluctuating growth, stable growth, and almost unchanged. The growth of agricultural total factor productivity of China’s State Farms shows differences between provincial regions. It is proposed that increase investment in agricultural science and technology, implement separation of people and land, carry out the land management institutional reform and improve agricultural total factor productivity based on local conditions.

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