By statistical analysis and cluster analysis, the study investigated eco-farming models and their regional distributions of twelve counties of Shaanxi Province. It categorized the eco-farming models into seven basic models and analyzed the distributions of the basic models of the different counties. Its results showed that of the sampled counties of Shaanxi, the average number of the eco-farming models was 6.2 and the average coverage degree of the models was 88.1%; and the proportion of the crop planting model was the highest and the proportion of the courtyard based model was the lowest. According to its cluster analysis results on the proportions of the different eco-farming models, the study divided the twelve sampled counties under four groups, and analyzed and revealed the distribution characteristics of the natural resources and environments of the groups, put forward the priorities for the different regions to practice the different eco-farming models, and provided research methods on eco-farming models and their distribution of other regions.
Key words: Shaanxi, eco-farming model, regional differentiation pattern.
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