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On adjustment to the management policy of land resources

  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2003-03-14

  Revised date: 2003-05-25

  Online published: 2003-10-25


In order to fit new situation,management policy of land resources should be adjusted in China.Firstly,the guideline of“paying equal attention to quantity and quality,synchronously giving attention to ecology”ought to be reviewed,because the guideline seems not to give prominence to ecology.Actually,lots of problems concerning quantities and qualities of cultivated land resources are caused due to the ignorance of ecological reconstruction.So the management of cultivated land resources should not be“synchronously giving attention to ecology”,but “paying preferential attention”and strengthen ecological reconstruction,including the establishment of law and statute in relation to the agro-ecological environmental protection and reconstruction,as well as the complementarity and consummation of the idiographic article in ecological reconstruction.Secondly,the guideline of“balance for gross cultivated land quantity in whole country”and“balance for abatement and reclamation of cultivated land quantity”ought to be reviewed,owing to the adjustment of the development process of industrialization and urbanization and correction of agricultural structure,as well as the need for ecological reconstruction.It is difficult to ensure that the total amount of cultivated land remains unreduced and to maintain balance between the amount of cultivated land used for other purposes and the amount of developed and reclaimed.The accession to WTO of China brings new encounter and opportunities,so the guidelines should not be mentioned henceforth,and may change to“enhance guaranteeing capacity of cultivated land resources for the integrated food throughput ”or other similar parlance.Lastly,the total amount of cultivated land within their administrative areas is not reduced at provincial level should be reviewed,owing to the impersonal presence of three ecological zones including eastern part,central part and western part which have different developing levels and the obvious regional characters in agricultural production,because of expansion of territory,multiplicity of natural environment,and imbalance of regional development.From the embodiment of regional industrial developed stratagem and promotion of concerted development in the regional economy,permission should be given to some administrative areas at provincial level for not necessarily maintaining balance in gross cultivated land quantity,and food scarcity may be solved by customs quota or unified food market in the whole country.

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CHEN Bai-ming . On adjustment to the management policy of land resources[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2003 , 18(5) : 611 -616 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2003.05.014