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|Other Titles:||Valuation of Wetland and Landscape for Terraced Paddy Conservation: The Case of New Taipei City and Hualien County|
Hung, Hung-Chih;Lee, Chen-Jai;Chan, Shih-Liang;Lin, Hwa-Ching;Hsiao, Ting-Yun;Wun, Yan-Siang
Terraced paddy;Wetland;Landscape;Contingent valuation method;Payment for ecological services;Multifunctional agriculture
|Issue Date:||2016-08-18 11:57:27 (UTC+8)|
The functions of wetland and landscape feature with terraced paddies have received more attentions, while many of terraced paddies have been abandoned due to loss of competitiveness in agricultural production and shortage of laborers. In a view of multifunctional agriculture, this article aims to assess the values of wetland and landscape associated with terraced paddies conservation using a contingent valuation method. Through a case study in New Taipei City and Hualien County, the evidence indicates that most residents recognized the importance of multifunctional agriculture and social benefits provided by terraced paddies. Findings also show that the determinates of residents’ willingness to pay for terraced paddies conservation are the levels of understanding and recognition of wetland and landscape values associated with terraced paddies, as well as residents’ income, age, sex, education levels and residential location. The estimated willingness to pay for each household to sustain terraced paddies on wetland and landscape preservation functions is on annual average about NT$ 318, and about NT$ 0.51 billion in total. These findings will provide a novel direction for existing agricultural management policy in preserving terraced paddies.
|Relation:||臺灣土地研究, 16(2), 1-22|
Journal of Taiwan land research
|Appears in Collections:||[臺灣土地研究 TSSCI] 期刊論文|
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