Journal article

The hidden mechanism of chemical fertiliser overuse in rural China

Yingnan Zhang, Hualou Long, Mark Yaolin Wang, Yurui Li, Li Ma, Kunqiu Chen, Yuhan Zheng, Tianhe Jiang

HABITAT INTERNATIONAL | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

A comprehensive understanding of the reasons for over-fertilisation is critical to agro-environment sustainability, especially for the fast-growing farming areas under urbanisation. Previous studies are more quantitatively biased and in most cases, merely focus on demographical, economic and political factors whilst excluding in-depth qualitative and holistic investigation. To address this gap, this paper attempts to construct a conceptual framework to investigate the hidden mechanism of chemical fertiliser overuse through an empirical study in the Dancheng county of China. Such a framework is based on Kollmuss and Agyeman (2002), and Blake's (1999) works, but incorporates demographical fact..

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Grants

Awarded by Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks to two anonymous reviewers for their insights which greatly improved the final manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41731286, 41971216 and 41971220), and China Scholarship Council.