Conclusive Address in the Fifth National Soil and Water Conservation conference
Liu Jiang (State planning Committee, Beijing)
Soil and water conservation plays an important role in agrculture, state economy and social development. Prevention from and control of soil Loss are basic policies of our county. Though great success has been achieved in land reconstruction, we are still confronted with difficult situation, In 1990' s, we will step up and strengthen the land reconstruction and ameliorate the ecologial environment by coondinate development of population, resources, economy and environment. At the end of this century following steps should be adopted if the aforementioned goal were to be achieved: (1) gradually ameliorate land fertility on the condi-tion of not reducing arable land area; (2) strengthen the construction of grassland to block the expansion of deserted area; (3) greatly conduct afforestation to increase forest coverage from 13. 4% now to 17. 1%; (4) reinforce soil and water conservation, gradually decrease the area subject to soil loss. The law of soil and water conservation should be seriously implemented. Soil conservation should be closely linked with the income of peasants. Research Institutes should study and summarized the feasible methods for soil and water conservation in our country, we will renovate the investment system, continually perfect our policies, con-struct and perfect the service networks, and strengthen the leadership of the soil and water conservation work.