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Local households’ perceptions of green agriculture

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Author(s): Changhai Wang | Lijuan Cui | Xufeng Mao

Journal: Biodiversity Science
ISSN 1005-0094

Volume: 20;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 735;
Date: 2012;

Keywords: local residents | perceptions | Green Rice Project | ecological compensation | participatory conservation | the Crested Ibis National Nature Reserve

ABSTRACT
To test changes in livelihood and perception of local residents after the implementation of green agriculture, 919 questionnaires were distributed to households in three Green Rice Project (GRP) pilot villages in the Crested Ibis National Nature Reserve (CINNR) 2004 and 2011. Our results showed that local households’ benefits were improved and most perceptions of cost and protection awareness were not significantly influenced by economic level (P > 0.05). Although the GRP increased all costs of rice farming, the public were willing to protect the Crested Ibis habitat. However, most of their perceptions of benefits and economic compensation were significantly influenced by economic levels (P

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