Urban and peri-urban agricultural production in Beijing Municipality and its impact on water quality

C.A. van Diepen, M.S. van Wijk, Xu Cheng, R.P. Roetter, A.W. Jongbloed, Yanxia Hu, Changhe Lu, H. van Keulen, J. Wolf

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Abstract

For Beijing Municipality the quantity of available water resources and the quality of the available water have become matters of concern. This is caused by the rapid urbanization and the strong intensification of the agricultural sector. In this literature review for Beijing Municipality the following main topics are covered: (1) water use and water resources; (2) major trends in the agricultural production systems with respect to land use, input use, production and economic role; (3) impacts of agricultural and other activities on water quality. This review indicates the major trends and the districts with most severe environmental problems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages62
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameAlterra-rapport
PublisherAlterra
No.757
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

Keywords

  • urban areas
  • suburban areas
  • agricultural production
  • urban agriculture
  • water quality
  • china

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