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[[alternative]]The development and industrialization of apple cultivation in Qi-Xia, China

By [[author]]朴惠京, [[author]]Hea-Kyong Park, 朴惠京 and Hea-Kyong Park


[[abstract]]This study focused on the concept of agricultural system as a research structure, so the researcher personally went to Mainland China for field investigaion and had chosen the Qi-Xia city as a study area to understand apple production. The purposes of this thesis were to study the transformation process of specialized agriculture areas, causes of agro-economic activity, industrializing development, and the effects of globalization on apple production. The Huang-Jia-Zhuang in Qi-Xia was selected as a case study, using agricultural system to analyze the importation of Fuji apple specie for Qi-Xia farmers and the utilization of land with regards to the apples. The farmers’ cognition and expertise in cultivating Fuji apples, their economic condition, government’s reservation policy for cultivated-land, and the quality of the soil were basic considerations to initiate the farmers to apply different strategic processes in importing Fuji apples. Thus, there were three different types of apples cultivation, including advanced, transitory, and retarded types in the study area. All of these had shaped the specialized Fuji area, and changed the land use types. As a result, there were altering farmland scenic views and farmers’life styles, and creating a commercial site in the village. In addition, there were causing swift increase in production and upgrading quality, and marking a new step into the development of apple transportation’s complete system. After China’s trade liberation and entry into the WTO, local and international corporations have increased their investment on Qi-Xia’s apple industry as well as increased cooperation with the farmers. Thus, there were producing high quality Fuji apples for export, shaping an unique operational process, and allowing the Qi-Xia to represent a more complete specialized apple-cultivated area.

Topics: 國際食物體系論, 蘋果栽培, 產業化, [[classification]]32
Year: 2010
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