Translator Disclaimer
1 November 2018 A Study of the Qianyanzhou Mode in a Subtropical Red Soil Hilly Region of China
Zou Jingdong, Liu Wenjing, Wang Jingsheng, Wang Tong, Li Chao, Ding Lubin, Bao Xiaoting
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Qianyanzhou is located in the heart of Jitai Basin in Guanxi town, the county seat of Taihe county in Jiangxi province. Qianyanzhou has a subtropical humid climate and exemplifies the geographic and geomorphologic characteristics of red soil hilly regions in southern China. In the early 1980s, to control soil and water loss and problems with grain yields, Qianyanzhou's researchers proposed an innovative, comprehensive stereoscopic agriculture development mode known as the “Qianyanzhou mode”. This mode included a forest-livestock-food ecosystem, a forest-fruit-economy ecosystem, and a land-water compound stereoscopic system, all located within a watershed. In the Qianyanzhou mode, soil and water loss were completely controlled, thereby promoting environmental conservation and economic development. The state and the society as a whole supported this mode thanks to its far-reaching social impact. In the 21st century, given new societal concerns and continuing economic development, Qianyanzhou mode has been restructured as two ecosystems of forest-fowl and planting-raising circular economies at landscape level, based on an increase in vegetation coverage from 4.3% to more than 80%. These improved modes can significantly enhance the ecosystem, reduce poverty, and to promote the construction of local ecological civilization. This study introduces the Qianyanzhou mode and summarizes its characteristics in different phases. We hope that the information in this study supports improvements to and promotion of the Qianyanzhou mode. We believe the Qianyanzhou mode can play an important role in efforts to modify the agriculture industrial structure, alleviate poverty, and construct ecological civilization.

Zou Jingdong, Liu Wenjing, Wang Jingsheng, Wang Tong, Li Chao, Ding Lubin, and Bao Xiaoting "A Study of the Qianyanzhou Mode in a Subtropical Red Soil Hilly Region of China," Journal of Resources and Ecology 9(6), 654-662, (1 November 2018). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2018.06.008
Received: 25 November 2017; Accepted: 28 April 2018; Published: 1 November 2018
JOURNAL ARTICLE
9 PAGES


Share
SHARE
KEYWORDS
compound management
Qianyanzhou mode
red soil hilly region
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top