Journal of Ecology and Rural Environment ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (10): 890-897.doi: 10.11934/j.issn.1673-4831.2017.10.004

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Willingness of Forest Farmers to Participate in Forestry Cooperatives and Its Affecting Factors:A Case Study of 239 Foresters in Hebei, Hunan and Fujian Provinces

LU Sha-sha1, JIN Yu-ke1, WU Cheng-liang1, GUAN Xing-liang2   

  1. 1. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China;
    2. National Academy for Mayors of China, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2016-11-29 Online:2017-10-25 Published:2017-11-24


Developing forestry cooperatives is an important measure to deepen the reform of the collective forest right system. Sample data collected from 239 forest farmers in Hebei, Hunan and Fujian Provinces were analyzed using the Logistic model for willingness of the farmers to participate in forestry cooperatives. Results show that willingness of the farmers varied with the region; In regions where the policy system is mature and well implemented, and forestry cooperatives develop well, the farmers therein are relatively more willing to participate. Besides, education level, any attendance to forestry technical training and education, and forestry income are also major factors negatively affecting willingness of the farmers, while the number of woodlots a farmer owns is another that positively affects his willingness.

Key words: forest farmers, Logistic model, forestry cooperative, willingness, influencing factors

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