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Agroecosystem management in arid areas under climate change: Experiences from the Semiarid Loess Plateau, China

Professor Feng-Min Li,
Dr Rui-Ying Guo
Summary The Loess Plateau is the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization and a place where dryland agriculture originated; it is also one of the world’s most vulnerable ecological systems with the most serious soil erosion problems. The plateau has supported a population of more than 100 million and over 70% of which are rural and are relatively weak. Dryland agriculture has played a key role in providing sufficient food for the inhabitants, as well as , environmental conservation and economic …