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  • An Insight into the Implementation of Land Use Right Transfer Policy in China: A Case Study in the City of Zhangye   Order a copy of this article
    by Haibo FAN, Tomohiro Akiyama, Ali Kharrazi 
    Abstract: Land use right transfer (LURT) has been viewed to have significant potential in advancing farmland management in China. However, the implementation of LURT policy and more specifically its effects on the local society and economy is an under-researched area. This paper provides insights into the implementation of LURT carried out in the City of Zhangye, Gansu Province. Eight villages were visited for this study and data was gathered through key informant interviews, statistical datasets, and official legal documents. Our results reveal the socio-economic performance and complicated influence of LURT policy in the region. The promotion of farmers income was confirmed in some villages and more farmers have been involved into non-agricultural sectors. However, not all farmers were satisfied with their income and contract management was somehow unsatisfying. For future improvement, policy makers need to better tackle the ambiguous public awareness and poor management of LURT contracts.
    Keywords: Environmental policy; land use right transfer; socio-economic influence; Zhangye City; China.