Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2022, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (3): 511-517.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2022.03.015

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A Review of the Contemporary Eco-Agricultural Technologies in China

YANG Lun1(), LIU Moucheng1, YANG Xiao1, MIN Qingwen1,2,*()   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2021-08-22 Accepted:2021-12-22 Online:2022-05-30 Published:2022-04-18
  • Contact: MIN Qingwen
  • About author:YANG Lun, E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    The Consulting Research Project of Chinese Academy of Engineering(2021-XBZD-8)


Eco-agriculture is the principal measure for addressing the environmental issues caused by agriculture and an essential direction for agriculture in the future. Meanwhile, the development of eco-agriculture is inseparable from its technical support. At present, the eco-agricultural technologies commonly used in China can be divided into three categories according to their theoretical basis and practical types: the technologies used to realize the precision input of material resources, the technologies used to improve material circulation efficiency, and the technologies that use the principle of species symbiosis. Although these technologies provide essential support for developing eco-agriculture in China, there are also problems associated with their implementation, such as poor technical application and a low level of industrialization. Therefore, in the future development of eco-agriculture technology in China, the technologies producers should take the actual problems as guide and pay attention to the popularization, industrialization, and application of the technologies.

Key words: agroecology, green development of agriculture, agricultural heritage systems, agricultural ecosystem, eco-farming