Los efectos del programa "Grain for Green" de China en migración y remesas

Translated title of the contribution: The effects of China's Grain for Green program on migration and remittance

Claudio O. DELANG*

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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 offwhen it reaches a certain size, regardless of the number of household members who migrated.

Translated title of the contributionThe effects of China's Grain for Green program on migration and remittance
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)117-141
Number of pages25
JournalEconomia Agraria y Recursos Naturales
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • China
  • Emigración
  • Grain for Green program
  • Migration
  • Programa "Grain for Green"
  • Remesas
  • Remittances

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