Resources Science ›› 2020, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (11): 2237-2250.doi: 10.18402/resci.2020.11.15

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Impact of contract stability on farming households’ inter-temporal technology adoption:An analysis based on the data of 2271 plots

WANG Zhenhua(), LI Mengmeng, WANG Canglin()   

  1. School of Economics and Management, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shengyang 110866, China
  • Received:2019-12-04 Revised:2020-11-17 Online:2020-11-25 Published:2021-01-25
  • Contact: WANG Canglin;


This study systematically analyzed the impact of farmland property right arrangement on farming households’ inter-temporal technology adoption, and discussed the possible loss of income from the perspective of contract duration and contract forms. Finally, an empirical test was carried out based on 2271 plot-level protective tillage technology data records of six main grain-producing provinces in China. The results show that: (1) Property right arrangements have an important impact on farming households’ inter-temporal technology adoption, and the adoption rate for their own land is 25.11%higher than that of transferred land. The impact of property right arrangements on inter-temporal technology adoption is related to the scale of cultivated land, and large scale of cultivated land will reduce the negative impact of land transfer on inter-temporal technology adoption. (2) For transferred land, the probability of farming households’ adoption of inter-temporal agricultural technology can be increased by contract duration. For every 10 years of contract duration increase, the adoption rate will increase by 4.6%. For land transfer contracts signed through a formal transfer platform, the adoption rate of inter-temporal technology will increase as well.

Key words: farmland transfer, property attribute, land scale, inter-temporal technology adoption, block data