Farmer cooperatives in China : diverse pathways to sustainable rural Development

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dc.contributor.author Yiching Song
dc.contributor.author Gubo Qi
dc.contributor.author Yanyan Zhang
dc.contributor.author Vernooy, Ronnie
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-10T16:14:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-10T16:14:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation Song, Y., Qi, G., Zhang, Y., & Vernooy, R. (2013). Farmer cooperatives in China: diverse pathways to sustainable rural Development. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1-14.doi:10.1080/14735903.2013.858443 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/52255
dc.description.abstract In the midst of China's agricultural reform, new forms of farmer organization have emerged, some initiated by farmers themselves, but most through government intervention. Based on national survey data complemented by two in-depth case studies of rural cooperatives, an analysis is made of the roles and significance of these new farmer organizations. Chinese rural cooperatives predominantly facilitate economic cooperation and market integration. This is supported by agricultural policies and the Cooperative Law of 2007 oriented towards the commoditization of smallholder farming. There are some cooperatives not primarily motivated by commodity imperatives, but by the fulfilment of agro-ecological and socio-cultural functions. To date, the roles and significance of this non-mainstream type of rural cooperative has not received much attention. If China is to become a ‘green society’ as proclaimed by the government, more attention and support to this type of cooperatives seems warranted. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 1-14) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess
dc.subject CHINA en
dc.subject COOPERATIVES en
dc.subject COOPERATIVE LAW en
dc.subject FARMING ORGANIZATIONS en
dc.subject ORGANIC AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject RURAL DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Farmer cooperatives in China : diverse pathways to sustainable rural Development en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 102005
idrc.project.title CBNRM and the Farmer Centered Research Network (China) - Phase II en
idrc.copyright.holder Taylor & Francis
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.noaccess Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this research output is not available in the IDRC Digital Library or by request from the IDRC Library. / Compte tenu des restrictions relatives au droit d'auteur, le texte intégral de cet extrant de recherche n'est pas accessible dans la Bibliothèque numérique du CRDI, et il n'est pas possible d'en faire la demande à la Bibliothéque du CRDI. en


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