Land Use Changes in China and its Implications for Food Security
Beijing Normal University, CHINA
This study will first review the historical land use changes in China and analyze the possible drivers from natural and socio-economic aspects. The changes mainly reflect the conversion from natural forest into cropland in a long period which demonstrates the processes of human impact on enviornment. However the enviornment policy in recent year has also played an important role. China need feed 22% of world population with only 9% of arable land. The success of keeping high self-efficiency rate for the past 60 years in China worth intensive study. It will provide great expriences for other states in the world to keep food security.