China should not massively reclaim new farmland
Xin, Liangjie1; Li, Xiubin1,2
Source PublicationLAND USE POLICY
Corresponding AuthorLi, Xiubin(lixb@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractTo protect farmland and ensure national food security and social stability, China implemented the Dynamic Balance of Total Farmland Area (DBTFA) policy in 1998. From 2000-2013, the amount of newly reclaimed land reached 2.47 million hectares. This massive reclaiming of farmland appeared to effectively halt the rapid loss of farmland in China. However, four aspects suggest that the DBTFA policy has become outdated and economically ineffective. First, bumper grain harvests and imports have provided China with an ample domestic food supply, which means it is no longer threatened by grain shortages; second, China does not have much land left suitable for farmland reclamation; third, the cost of land reclamation is very high; fourth, land abandonment is common in China. The massive amounts of newly reclaimed farmland have not been utilized effectively. Therefore, the key goal of the current farmland protection policy should be to protect high-quality farmland instead of reclaiming new farmland.
KeywordFarmland loss Dynamic balance of total farmland area (DBTFA) Farmland reclamation China
Indexed BySCI
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41571095] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41161140352]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000425564900002
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Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorLi, Xiubin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, 11A,Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Xin, Liangjie,Li, Xiubin. China should not massively reclaim new farmland[J]. LAND USE POLICY,2018,72:12-15.
APA Xin, Liangjie,&Li, Xiubin.(2018).China should not massively reclaim new farmland.LAND USE POLICY,72,12-15.
MLA Xin, Liangjie,et al."China should not massively reclaim new farmland".LAND USE POLICY 72(2018):12-15.
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