Due to erosion, the rich soil of the Loess Plateau in China in the Yellow River disappeared. Researchers from Wageningen advised the Chinese government how to reduce the washing away of this soil.
Replanting and limiting of grazing and agricultural activities have made the area green again, and assure the maintenance of food production. A problem still is the contamination of the soil and water by crop protection agents. The researchers from Wageningen are therefore working together with local parties on land-use and management, that takes into account people and the environment. This is how Wageningen UR also contributes to the quality of life in China.