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China formulates black land protection law, calling for the promotion of conservation agriculture

Publication Date:2022-06-29 15:51Click:

On June 24, 2022, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Black Land, which requires people’s governments at or above the county level to promote a scientific farming system, including the promotion of conservation agriculture no(minimum) tillage and subsoiling, as well as appropriate agricultural machinery.

Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has given strong support for the research and development of conservation agriculture technology and equipment. In 1999, the Conservation Agriculture Research Center of the Ministry of Agriculture was established in China Agricultural University. In 2021, the Key Laboratory of Conservation Agriculture Equipment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was established, China Agricultural University has also established the National Institute for Conservation Agriculture. Five achievements have won the National Science and Technology Progress Award of China.

In 2002, the Ministry of Agriculture of China held a national conservation agriculture field meeting and began to promote conservation agriculture in 18 provinces in northern China. In 2009, the Construction Plan of China’s Conservation Agriculture Project was formulated in China in which the research, development, training, demonstration and testing capabilities of conservation agriculture was strengthened. In 2020, the Action Plan for Conservation Agriculture of Black Land in China was formulated. In 2022, the Black Land Protection Law was adopted, which means using conservation agriculture to protect the black land legally.