HOU Jing,YING Ruiyao,ZHOU Li.Does contract farming effectively improve farmers’ income? An empirical research based on quantile regression[J].Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University(Social Science),2018,18(03):122-132.





Does contract farming effectively improve farmers’ income? An empirical research based on quantile regression
侯晶 应瑞瑶 周力
南京农业大学 经济管理学院, 江苏 南京 210095
HOU Jing YING Ruiyao ZHOU Li
By using the survey data of 359 broiler farmers with a certain scale in 11 counties (cities, dis-tricts) of Jiangsu province in 2016, this paper first measures the effect of contract farming on farmers’ income overall based on the ordinary least squares regression and the Heckman selection-correction model. Then, a quantile regression model is constructed to further analyze the impact of contract farming on the farmers’ income with different income levels. The results show that, on the whole, con-tract farming can improve the per capita net income of farmers, but the income effect of contract farming on farmers with different income levels is heterogeneous. Specifically, contract farming has a significant-ly positive income effect on low-income farmers. However, it has no significant income effect on farmers with other income levels. Additionally, the results of regional subsample show that contract farming has a positive effect on the income of farmers who are in less developed areas. Therefore, it is necessary to take some measures such as enhancing the policy support that encourages low-income farmers and farmers in less developed areas to participate in contract farming, actively promoting the in-novation of contract farming form, and supporting the self-management for some high-income farmers. These are the critical measures to effectively promote the development of China’s agricultural industriali-zation and realize the increase of farmers’ income.


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