China's Rangelands under Stress: A Comparative Study of Pasture Commons in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

@article{Ho2000ChinasRU,
  title={China's Rangelands under Stress: A Comparative Study of Pasture Commons in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region},
  author={P. P. S. Ho},
  journal={SRPN: Developing World (Topic)},
  year={2000}
}
  • P. Ho
  • Published 2000
  • Geography
  • SRPN: Developing World (Topic)
China's economic reforms have exacerbated the problems of over-grazing and desertification in the country's pastoral areas. In order to deal with rangeland degradation, the Chinese government has resorted to nationalization, or semi-privatization. Since the implementation of rangeland policy has proved very difficult, however, experiments with alternative rangeland tenure systems merit our attention. In Ningxia, in northwest China, local attempts have been undertaken to establish communal range… 
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