China’s Grain for Green Program

A Review of the Largest Ecological Restoration and Rural Development Program in the World

Authors: Delang, Claudio O., Yuan, Zhen

  • Presents the first multidisciplinary examination of the Grain for Green program
  • Offers an integrated approach linking social, economic, institutional, and ecological factors
  • Reviews and analyzes the ecological and socio-economic consequences of Grain for Green, as well as the program's sustainability
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This book provides a comprehensive review of Grain for Green, China’s nationwide program which pays farmers to revert sloping or marginal farm land to trees or grass. The program aims to improve the ecological conditions of much of China, and the socioeconomic circumstances of hundreds of millions of people. GfG is the largest reforestation, ecological restoration, and rural development initiative in history, combining the biggest investment, the greatest involvement, and the broadest degree of public participation ever.

The book is organised in three sections. Part One reviews the history of land management in China from 1949 to 1998, exploring the conditions that led to the introduction of GfG, and comparing it to other reforestation programs. Part Two offers an overview of GfG, describing the timeline of the program, compensation paid to farmers, the rules concerning land and plant selection, the extent to which these rules were followed, the attitudes of farmers towards the program, and the way in which the program is organized and implemented by various state actors. Part Three discusses the impact of the GfG, from both ecological and socio-economic standpoints, looking at the economic benefits that result from participating in the GfG, the impact of the GfG across local economies, the redistribution of the labor force and the sustainability of the program, in particular the question of what will happen to the converted land when payments to farmers end.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Management of Forest Resources from 1949 to 1998

    Delang, Claudio O. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • China’s Reforestation and Rural Development Programs

    Delang, Claudio O. (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Program Timeline

    Delang, Claudio O. (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Farmers’ Compensation

    Delang, Claudio O. (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Land Selection

    Delang, Claudio O. (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34985-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Grain for Green Program
Book Subtitle
A Review of the Largest Ecological Restoration and Rural Development Program in the World
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11505-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11505-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11504-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34985-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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