Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Geography

Language

English

Abstract

The Grain for Green (GfG) is the largest reforestation program of the world. It involved payments to farmers to convert their marginal farmland. Many farmers decided to migrate. This paper looks at some of the household features associated with migration by GfG-participants, and the importance of remittances to those who remained behind. Fieldwork for this research was carried out in Pengshui County in Chongqing Municipality. Several variables affect migration, including education, land ownership and household size. For most households, remittances consist of over 90 percent of all household incomes, but the amount remitted tends to level off when it reaches a certain size, regardless of the number of household members who migrated.

Keywords

Grain for Green program, China, migration, remittances

Publication Date

2018

Source Publication Title

Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start Page

117

End Page

132

Publisher

Universitat Politècnica de València

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

DOI

10.7201/earn.2018.02.06

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.7201/earn.2018.02.06

ISSN (print)

15780732

ISSN (electronic)

21747350

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