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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10004

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    28 February 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 188 005

  • EU contribution

    € 1 215 000

Coordinated by:

MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND

Finland

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.

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Coordinator

MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND

Address

L-House
Jokioinen

Finland

Participants (8)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF EARTH ENVIRONMENT, THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

China

INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

INSTITUTE OF SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION , CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES

China

RESEARCH CENTER FOR ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SIENCES

China

SHIJIAZHUANG INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL MODERNIZATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

UNIVERSITY OF TONGJI

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10004

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    28 February 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 188 005

  • EU contribution

    € 1 215 000

Coordinated by:

MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND

Finland