Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2023, Vol. 78 ›› Issue (9): 2338-2357.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202309014

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Research on the coupling coordination between the scale of China's overseas farmland investment and geo-economy

PAN Zichun(), MA Linyan, ZHU Yuchun()   

  1. College of Economics and Management, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China
  • Received:2022-09-13 Revised:2023-04-28 Online:2023-09-25 Published:2023-09-28
  • Contact: ZHU Yuchun E-mail:panzichun1996@nwafu.edu.cn;zhuyuchun321@126.com
  • Supported by:
    The Belt and Road International Science and Technology Organization Cooperation Platform Construction Foundation for China Association for Science and Technology(CASTBR201614);The Belt and Road Innovative Talent Exchange Foreign Expert Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology(DL2022172001L)

Abstract:

Exploring the spatial differentiation and driving factors of the coupling coordination between the scale of China's overseas farmland investment and geo-economy can provide a reference for Chinese enterprises to scientifically implement overseas farmland investment activities. This paper establishes a system to evaluate China's overseas farmland investment scale and geo-economy, measure the degree of coupling coordination between the two using the coupling coordination model, and analyze the spatial differentiation characteristics and driving factors. The results show that: (1) The scale of China's overseas farmland investment and the geo-economic ties between China and each host country are highly decentralized, with the regions having a higher investment scale and closer geo-economy located in Russia and Southeast Asia. (2) The coupling coordination degree of investment scale and geo-economy is significantly and positively correlated, and strong spatial differentiation has been observed in certain localities. The high-high agglomeration is distributed in Southeast Asia. (3) The coupling coordinated development is heavily influenced by six factors, including the ease of doing business index, GDP, per capita freshwater resource ownership, cereal yield, internet ownership of millions of people and legal rights strength index. (4) The effects of six factors, namely the ease of doing business index, GDP, per capita freshwater resource ownership, cereal yield, internet ownership of millions of people and legal rights strength index, has spatial differences and enhanced interaction effects. Among them, the enhancement effect value produced by GDP and any factor is more obvious. The following four aspects should be considered to strengthen the coupling coordination development of overseas farmland investment and geo-economy: optimizing the spatial pattern between the two, exploring regional differentiation paths, improving strategic planning and considering the factors influencing the promotion of the coupling coordination.

Key words: overseas farmland investment, geo-economy, spatial differentiation, coupling coordination, influencing factors