Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2017, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (4): 341-351.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.04.005

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The Implementation Effects of a Nationwide Sloping Farmland Soil Erosion Control Project in China

FENG Wei1, YANG Yunfen2, ZHAO Yongjun1, DI Baofeng2, *, MA Changchen3   

  1. 1. Soil and Water Conservation Monitoring Center of Ministry of Water Resources, Beijing 100053, China;
    2. College of Architecture & Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China;
    3. Zhejiang Institute of Hydraulics & Estuary, Hangzhou 310020, China
  • Received:2017-04-26 Revised:2017-06-30 Online:2017-07-30 Published:2017-07-30
  • Supported by:

    National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFC0503700); Nationwide Financial Budget Project “Water and soil conservation business”(126216229000150001)


To understand implementation of a nationwide sloping farmland soil erosion comprehensive control project during China’s 12th Five-Year Plan we used data collection and expert consultation. We selected 24 indexes across three aspects including project management, engineering construction and implementation benefit and used AHP-grey correlation analysis methods. We found that the scores for engineering construction were greater than 0.65 in most of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. These scores are high and scores for project management and implementation benefit are between 0.45-0.65; however, overall scores are low. The comprehensive evaluation results are normally distributed. The composite scores for Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou are 0.71, 0.68 and 0.68 respectively, indicating that the implementation effects are good. The scores for Jilin and Liaoning are 0.38 and 0.42 respectively, indicating that the implementation effects need improvement. Scores for other provinces are between 0.45-0.65 and the effects are medium. The evaluation results show certain zonal rules spatially and the implementation effect in karst regions of Southwest China is the highest, followed by the purple soil region in Southwest China, Loess Plateau region of Northwest China, earth-rock mountain region of North China and red soil hilly region of South China. The implementation effect in the black soil region of Northeast China suggests that improvement is needed in this region.

Key words: analytic hierarchy process, comprehensive control, grey correlation analysis method, implementation effect evaluation, sloping farmland