(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Rapid urbanization in China : a real challenge to soil protection and food security

published at : Influences of rapid urbanization and industrialization on soil resource and its quality in China

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Based on official statistics and data derived from satellite imagery, dynamics of China's cultivated land over the past two decades is outlined and the causes and destinations of cultivated land loss are analyzed in this paper. Particularly, urbanization-related land-use changes and their spatial variation across the country are demonstrated. Furthermore, impacts of urbanization and associated waste disposals, consequent shifts of soil utilization on areal soil quality are expatiated. China is making positive policy responses to the challenge of decreasing availability of cultivated land and offering unremitting efforts towards the goal of national food security


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 69, no 1 [pp. 1-15]

Bibliographic references : 77 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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