(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Assessing the health of agricultural land with emergy analysis and fuzzy logic in the major grain-producing region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI Q. (1 2) ; YAN J. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Land Management, School of Urban Economics and Public Administration, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Land and Real Estate Management, School of Public Administration, Renmin Univ., Beijing, CHINE


This paper presents an integrated evaluation model based on emergy analysis and fuzzy logic and using the geographic information system (GIS) to evaluate the health of agricultural land. An evaluation system is developed, which includes quality, productivity and the soil environment. A major grain-producing region in the North China Plain, namely Luancheng County, was selected for the case study. Field survey, household inquiry, sampling, and experimental analysis were conducted in the study area. Based on a composite index, the agricultural land was divided into 4 classes, namely in perfect health, in normal health, in sub-health, and in poor health.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 99 [pp. 9-17]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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