Study on Sustainable Development of Agriculture in Dabieshan Pilot Site Based on the Model of Ecological Footprint
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 124-128
Received: Jul. 21, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 5, 2015; Published: Aug. 24, 2015
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Miao Tian, Huanggang Normal University, Business School, Huanggang City, HuBei Province, China
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Abstract
Quantitative evaluation and monitor the status and the degree of sustainable development is a hot and difficult problem. Among the existed evaluation methods and models, ecological footprint is a comprehensive and practical method. Since it was introduced into China in 1999, it has been widely used in the study of regional ecological sustainable development. The authors take Dabieshan Pilot Site as the research object, based on the introduction of basic principle and method of ecological footprint, calculate the ecological footprint of Dabieshan Pilot Site in 2008.The results show that, the ago-ecological footprint of Dabieshan Pilot Site is 1.379042hm2/person, while the available ecological capacity is 1.094089hm2/person, per capita ecological deficit is 0.284953hm2/person. The agriculture development in Dabieshan Pilot Site is in the state of unsustainable. We analyze the reasons and put forward the issues which we would focus on in the next stage
Keywords
Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Ecological Footprint, Dabieshan Pilot Site
To cite this article
Miao Tian, Study on Sustainable Development of Agriculture in Dabieshan Pilot Site Based on the Model of Ecological Footprint, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 124-128. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20150305.12
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