Deserticulture Contributes to Targeted Poverty Alleviation Part I: An Advance Planting Test in Mu Us Sandy Land

  •  Guangjun Fu    
  •  Ningning Zhang    
  •  Yan Wen    
  •  Jiakun Yan    


Nowadays, Chinese government is actively advancing the targeted poverty alleviation on a countrywide scale. It is difficult to conduct in some areas e.g. sandy land region and some arid and semi-arid region where the water is a shortage. In these areas, it is more important to solve ecological environment question than developing agriculture. So, to find some economic forest species that held certain ecological function of sand protection was in urgent need. Cerasus humilis, which has good health function and excellent in cold-resistance and drought-resistance, was introduced to Mu Us Sandy land. In this study, we found that this kind plant could well adapt to the sandy climate and bears fruit. In the future, the targeted poverty alleviation in the rural areas of northern Shaanxi will be based on planting Cerasus humilis gradually.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0488
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0496
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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