The study analyzed the choices of Chinese herbal medicine planters on agricultural production coordination forms based on the case of Bozhou city from the perspectives of farmers. Next, an empirically survey of the different choices of planters on the forms or types of vertical coordination was carried out and the analyzed results showed that loose vertical coordination types were the main choices of planters. Although there was no obvious difference between diverse types of the vertical coordination in obtaining of planting elements and farming scales, the planting benefit of close vertical coordination was better than that of loose vertical coordination. Moreover, more than half of the surveyed herbal medicine planters showed positive intentions on the close types of vertical coordination. In particular, the planters were more concerning on the market transactions than the contract transaction aspects.
Kerong Zhang and Wuyi Liu, 2015. Research on the Different Choices of Chinese Herbal Medicine Planters on Agricultural Production Coordination Forms: Analysis of the Case of Bozhou City. Biotechnology, 14: 279-285.