Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 75 ›› Issue (12): 2636-2654.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202012007

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Regional agricultural research in contributing to national economic development

OUYANG Zhu(), DENG Xiangzheng(), SUN Zhigang, LONG Hualou, ZHANG Linxiu, LI Fadong, JIN Gui   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2020-08-08 Revised:2020-12-01 Online:2020-12-25 Published:2021-02-25
  • Contact: DENG Xiangzheng;


The Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS) is one of the research institutes that carried out the earliest regional agricultural research in China. Based on the original research laboratory on agricultural geography, under the leadership of Prof. Wu Chuanjun and Prof. Deng Jingzhong, the institute always followed the purpose of "meeting the requirements of the state, and establishing subjects by task". Based on the periodic and regional characteristics of agricultural production and development and taking full advantages of comprehensiveness and regionality of geography, it completed a series of prospective, macroscopic, strategic and leading regional agricultural research achievements, including the preliminary opinions on national agricultural regionalization, Xinjiang agricultural regionalization, etc., Those achievements have becomes classic references for regional agricultural research and provided decision support for agricultural macro-control at national and local levels. Carrying on 80 years of experience in theoretical exploration, the IGSNRR, will has constantly expanded and enriched the connotation and value of regional agricultural research based on the existing research on agricultural resources investigation and planning, agricultural ecological hydrology and climate, food production and security, cultivated land protection and management, agricultural economic management and policy innovation, sustainable development of rural regional system, etc. In addition, it will undertake an important task of serving the formulation and implementation of national strategies and leading the innovation and development of basic disciplines.

Key words: regional agriculture, academic achievements, retrospect, prospect, IGSNRR,CAS