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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Agricultural Land

Are rich countries guilty of 'land grabs'?

Should rich countries be buying agricultural land in developing countries? That question is raised in a report issued last year by the Land Matrix Partnership, a consortium of European research institutes and non-governmental organisations.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 3:35am

State rejects 32pc of land-use applications

Beijing has increased efforts to save the dwindling supply of arable land by rejecting almost 32 per cent of land-use applications this year.

The Ministry of Land and Resources, which just completed appraising land-use applications from 47 cities this year, had reduced by 31.81 per cent the total area applied for, Xinhua reported.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Forest plan deferred to save farms

Beijing has suspended an eight-year-old scheme that encouraged farmers to plant forests because of fears that it was eating too heavily into the mainland's dwindling farmland.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Compensation for farmland falls short

Central government efforts to save the mainland's dwindling supply of arable land from urbanisation have suffered a setback, after checks reveal that local governments are not complying fully with new regulations.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

'Red line' is drawn in fight for farmland

Land chief pledges crackdown on illegal conversion of land

The mainland faces a tough battle in its quest to retain enough arable farmland to ensure its food supply because of the illegal seizure of farmland by local officials who convert the land to commercial use.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Guidelines set for land survey

Beijing has approved guidelines for a second national land survey designed to determine the amount of arable land and ensure food security, Xinhua reported yesterday.

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Arable land loss nearing danger point, say officials

Shrinking farmland threatens nation's ability to feed itself

Mainland authorities have warned that the continued reduction in the amount of arable land around the country is approaching the danger point at which China will not be able to feed itself.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hot property

The number of contractual disputes over construction projects heard by the Supreme Court last year totalled 70,129 and involved 30.65 billion yuan. Many were land disputes but a breakdown was not available.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Less land puts food supply at risk

The mainland's food supply could be at risk if more farmland is not found, officials have warned.

Officials said feeding the mainland's 1.3 billion people would prove a daunting task if the trend of decreasing arable land could not be halted.

15 Jul 2000 - 12:00am