Skip to main content

Sustainable agroecosystem management and development of rural-urban interaction in regions and cities of china

Objective

China's national water resources constitute about one quarter of the world average and water pollution is one of the most severe in the world. Four fifths of the population, one billion people, are drinking polluted water. Water shortages have caused a conflict between the agricultural, industrial and residential sectors. This multidisciplinary joint research project comprises nine extensive work packages, which study the main issues of the agroecosystem and rural-urban interaction as related to human health and the welfare of society. The project area includes five regions including Beijing and Shanghai. The focus is on water management, re- orientation of agriculture and the urbanisation process. The main objective is to reach a better understanding of and to improve sustainable agroecosystem management and rural-urban interaction in China in order to provide environmental and socio-economic factors for an integrated sustainable development strategy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND
Address
L-house
Jokioinen
Finland

Participants (8)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BP London
INSTITUTE OF EARTH ENVIRONMENT, THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
China
Address
10 Fenghui South Road, Xi'an High-tech Zone
710075 Xi'an
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Building 917, Datun Road
100101 Beijing
INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
No.1 (A), Zhong Guan Cun Nan 4 Street
Beijing
INSTITUTE OF SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION , CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
China
Address
Xinong Road 26
712100 Yangling
RESEARCH CENTER FOR ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SIENCES
China
Address
Shuangqing Road 18, Haidian District
100085 Beijing
SHIJIAZHUANG INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL MODERNIZATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Huaizhong Road 286
050021 Shijiazhuang
UNIVERSITY OF TONGJI
China
Address
1239 Siping Road
200092 Shanghai