Synergistic analysis of land restoration impacts on the Chinese Loess Plateau

  • 1 August, 2017
  • Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
  • prof. dr CJ Ritsemadr W Fei
  • dr L Fleskens

Commencing in 1999, the Chinese government established the Grain for Green project (GFGP) to mitigate large-scale land degradation issues. Driven by this governmental land restoration policy, the landscape of the targeted area has changed dramatically, affecting the ecological environment of the implemented regions, and leading to changes in ecosystem service, economic value and social impacts as well. In order to discover the impacts of this land restoration action and to give recommendations for future policy making, this study selected Ansai County in the Chinese Loess Plateau as a case study to appreciate the most recent values and impacts of GFGP in terms of ecosystem services trade-off & synergies, ecosystem services value and social impacts.


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