PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2005, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 106-113.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2005.04.012

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The Present Situation and the Agricultural Structure Adjustment of Agricultural Production in the Huanghe River Basin

CHEN Yinjun1, WU Kai2, LU Bu1, YUAN Zhang1, XU Yuexian1   

  1. 1. Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning,CAAS, Beijing 100081|
    2. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS,Beijing 100101
  • Received:2005-03-01 Revised:2005-05-01 Online:2005-07-25 Published:2005-07-25


The ratio of the item between the Huanghe River Basin and the country was 12.4% for cultivated area, 7.7% for grain yield, 3.4% for cotton yield, and 40.6% for apple yield in 2003. Though the ratios of the output of grain or cotton between the area and the country were not big, an important ecological protective screen is provided by the basin for the country both national ecological safety and regional food safety. There were some problems in agricultural production of the area, which included the lower productive level, single agricultural structure and the striking contradiction between social needs and the condition of resources and environment. According to the present situation of agricultural production and the comparative advantage analysis, the key of agricultural structure adjustment of the area is developing vigorously characteristic agriculture, which should be the characteristic plant industry, the herbivorous animal husbandry, the fruit industry for good quality and the characteristic biomedical industry. The annual increasing rate of the gross output value of agriculture will be 3.9%, and the ratios between the item and gross output value of agriculture will be decreased by 11.0% for agriculture value, and increased by 12.1% for animal husbandry value in 2000~2020 because of the development of characteristic agriculture.

Key words: agriculture, structure adjustment, the Huanghe River