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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 132-142.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2021.01.011

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Study on the Measurement of Tea Farmers’ Livelihood Resilience and Influencing Factors: A Case Study of Anxi County

JI Jinxiong1,2, HONG Xiaoyan1, ZHU Yongjie2,*   

  1. 1. School of Anxi Tea, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350001, China;
    2. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2020-08-25 Revised:2020-10-23 Online:2021-02-15 Published:2021-02-23

Abstract: Based on the theory of livelihood resilience and the analysis framework of sustainable livelihoods, a tea farmer’s livelihood resilience measurement index system was constructed. Anxi County, Fujian Province was selected as the research area, and the comprehensive index method and multiple linear regression model were used to measure tea farmers’ livelihood resilience and identify its influencing factors. The results of the study show that the tea farmers’ livelihood resilience index from high to low is as follows: labor-oriented>agricultural-oriented>pure agricultural type. The overall trend is gradually weakening from non-agricultural income to pure agricultural income. There are significant differences in the three attribute dimensions of buffer capacity, self-organization capacity and learning capacity. Tea garden size, livelihood diversity, degree of non-agriculturalization, credit capacity, organizational participation, technical training quality, and family size have significant and positive effects on the resilience of tea farmers’ livelihoods. While traffic accessibility, age of the head of household, and labor burden have significantly negative effects on tea farmers’ livelihood resilience. Some suggestions were proposed as follows: strengthening the construction of ecological tea gardens, extending the tea industry chain, expanding the coverage of rural inclusive finance, expanding the main body of the new tea industry, and improving the effectiveness of tea farmer training.

Key words: livelihood resilience, tea farmers, sustainable livelihoods, Anxi County

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