Resources Science ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (7): 1329-1338.doi: 10.18402/resci.2019.07.13

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Differences in farming households’ cognition of ownership adjustment benefits in rural land consolidation and causes

Wenxiong WANG(), Zhiqiang LIU   

  1. School of Public Administration, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2018-12-20 Revised:2019-04-01 Online:2019-07-25 Published:2019-07-25


As the core link of rural land consolidation work, ownership adjustment plays an irreplaceable role in reducing land fragmentation, improving mechanization of agricultural production, and resolving disputes over the ownership of agricultural land. As the main beneficiaries of rural land consolidation project, farmers’ cognition of ownership adjustment is the key to promoting their participation. Based on the field survey data of 11 counties of Hubei Province, this study examined differences of various types of farming households in their cognition of ownership adjustment in rural land consolidation and influencing factors by applying ordered logistic regression analysis. The results show that: (1) The behavioral attitude of four types of farming households (agricultural, heavily agricultural-oriented, lightly agricultural-oriented, and nonagricultural) are generally high, the subjective norms are generally not high, while the perceived behavioral control are generally low; (2) Different types of farming households showed significant differences in behavioral attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control, as well as their influencing factors. Based on these results, policy recommendations were put forward, including strengthening the differentiation of public campaign work for different households in rural land ownership adjustment, as well as mobilizing various rural social economic organizations in coordinating the interest of farmers, strengthening relevant training of ownership adjustment, and the full demonstration of farmers with higher cognitive attitudes, to improve farmers’ understanding and facilitate ownership adjustment in rural land consolidation work.

Key words: rural land consolidation, ownership adjustment, farming households, cognition, Logistic regression, Hubei Province