New Approach of High-quality Agricultural Development in the Yellow River Delta

OUYANG Zhu1,2 WANG Hongsheng3 LAI Jianbin1 WANG Chunjing1 LIU Zhen1 SUN Zhigang1,2 HOU Ruixing1

(1.Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100101)
(2.University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100049)
(3.Bureau of Sciences & Technology for Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100864)

【Abstract】The Yellow River Delta is a young delta, a new land, and a young ecosystem in the world. Its ecological environment is fragile, and the interaction among the river, the sea, and the land forms a unique geographical environment. The salinization of land and the wide distribution of saline-alkali land are two of the main features of the region, and agriculture is one of the leading industries in the region. Agricultural development is related to the efficient use and rational distribution of water resources, the protection of the estuary wetland and the ecological environment, and the efficient development and safety of land resources in this region. It is also about the overall development of land and sea, as well as the revitalization of the countryside. Therefore, the high-quality development of saline agriculture is an important part of sustainable development of the region, while the development of high-quality agriculture on saline-alkali land is an important challenge. Based on the major strategic needs of the country, the current situation, and major problems of the development of the Yellow River Delta, this study puts forward a new model of efficient agricultural development in the saline-alkali areas of the Yellow River Delta, as well as some suggestions for the future ecological protection and high-quality development of the region. This study is also of great significance for the efficient development of saline-alkali land in China.

【Keywords】 the Yellow River Delta; high-quality development of agriculture; ecosystem engineering;


【Funds】 Science and Technology Service Network Initiative (STS) of CAS (KFJ-STS-ZDTP-049) Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS (XDA23050102, XDA23050103) National Key Research and Development Project (2016YFD030080803)

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CN: 11-1806/N

Vol 35, No. 02, Pages 145-153

February 2020


Article Outline


  • 1 Challenges to the agricultural development of saline-alkali land in the Yellow River Delta
  • 2 A new model for agricultural development of saline-alkali land in the Yellow River Delta
  • 3 Thinking of implementing the planting–breeding system on saline-alkali land and promoting the high-quality development of agriculture in the Yellow River Delta
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