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A study of the causes of cultivated land loss and countermeasures in Hebei Province

  • 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS,Beijing100101,China;
    2. College of Resource and Environment Science,Hebei Normal University,Shijiazhuang050016,China

Received date: 2001-05-09

  Revised date: 2001-08-30

  Online published: 2002-02-25


This paper analyses the dramatic change of cultivated land during the last50years in Hebei Province.Based upon which,the situation and composition of cultivated land loss during1988~1995are examined.The causes of cultivated land loss are discussed and the countermea-sures are advanced.It is found out that the adjustment of agricultural structure is the main cause of cultivated land loss,which accounts for47%of the total amount of cultivated land loss;land devoting to non-agricultural constructions and damaged by natural hazards are the secondary causes,which respectively account for22%and30%of the newly added types of cultivated land,reclamation and reuse of abandoned land are the main sources of cultivated land increase,which respectively account for49%and44%of the total increased cultivated land.

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XU Yue-qing, LI Xiu-bin . A study of the causes of cultivated land loss and countermeasures in Hebei Province[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2002 , 17(1) : 123 -128 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2002.01.018