JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2005, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (2): 206-211.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2005.02.008

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Changing Trend of Cultivated Land in Fujian Province Based on a Comparative Analysis and Illation between Fujian and Taiwan

WEI Su-qiong1, CHEN Jian-fei2   

  1. 1. Research Center of Natural Resources, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China;
    2. College of Geographical Sciences, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510405, China
  • Received:2004-11-02 Revised:2004-12-09 Online:2005-04-25 Published:2005-04-25

Abstract: Comparative study of LUCC between Fujian and Taiwan could be a good case for the stu-dy because of their geographical proximity and their historical and cultural similarity.Fujian and Taiwan have gone through and are in different economic development phases.Now,Taiwan is in the stage of post-industrialization and Fujian is in the middle stage of industrialization.By using the official statistics,quantitative changes of cultivated land in Fujian and Taiwan were analyzed. The results showed that these two provinces seemed to have the same characteristics of cultiva-ted land changes,i.e.,increase at first then followed by decrease, and the general tendency was decrease.However,the phase of increase at first then followed by decrease in Taiwan happened somewhat later in the whole process,if compared with Fujian.Additionally,the speed of the cultivated land's decrease was slower in Taiwan.Based on calculating of the yield per ha in all the cities and counties in Fujian and Taiwan,the quality changes of cultivated land were analyzed.The results revealed that quality of occupied cultivated land was better than reclaimed cultivated land in Fujian,but Taiwan was opposite to Fujian,which was effected by the Farmland Re-planning Policy in Taiwan.The agricultural acreage of Fujian in 2010 was forecasted by Multi Linear Regression method,its changing trend in Fujian was deducted based on a comparative analysis between Fujian and Taiwan.In order to realize sustainable use of cultivated land in Fujian province,it is rather important to raise specific productivity of cultivated land by increasing investment both in capital and in agricultural technique,in addition to strict management regulations for land use.

Key words: LUCC, cultivated land, comparative study, illation, Fujian and Taiwan

CLC Number: 

  • F301.24