|关键词: 粮食安全省长责任制 粮食安全责任制度 政府承诺 粮食安全 粮食安全治理
|Has the Provincial Governor’s Responsibility System for Food Security Affected Local Government Food Security Governance?
|The provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security is considered an important instrument for food security governance in China. In this paper, we consider the provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security as a quasi-natural experiment and estimate the provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security on local government food security governance using a continuous Difference-in-differences method by selecting provincial panel data from 2008 to 2021 in China. The results indicate that: first, the provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security can positively affect the effectiveness of local government food security governance. Second, the heterogeneity analysis finds that the effect of the provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security on food security governance results is greater in the major grain-producing area than in non-major areas. Third, the results of the mechanism analysis suggest that the provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security affects the effectiveness of food security governance by influencing the “commitment level choice” of local governments on food security governance. Based on these findings, this paper argues that, the central government should further improve the food security responsibility system and the supervision and assessment mechanism. More precisely, it not only requires strict implementation of the food security responsibility assessment system but also urges the non-major food-producing regions to share the burden of guaranteeing food security. And the validation system and the supervision and restraint mechanism for government commitments are ought to be improved. While clarifying the expected governance goals, specific measures, and paths to realization, local government commitments should be transformed into concrete governance behaviors consequently.
|Key words: Provincial governor’s responsibility system for food security Food security responsibility system Government commitment Food security Food security governance