With the approval of National Development and Reform Commission,
the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Degraded soil Restoration and New Fertilizer Development
was founded in 2017. The primary research areas of the Center are recycling of industrial and agricultural wastes, comprehensive reclamation of saline-alkaline land, development of new fertilizers, research of fertilization technology, and technology research of high-efficiency use of water and nutrients in dryland. Against the backdrop of fragile regional ecology, mismatch of water and land resources and limited carrying capacities of environment and resources and focusing on the high-efficiency use of water and nutrient resources, the Center is dedicated to the upgrading of low - and medium-yield farmland, reclamation of saline-alkaline land and restoration of mining ecology with the aim to tackle the imperative problems facing Shanxi’s agriculture. These commitments are of great significance to the sustainable development of Shanxi’s agriculture, the high-efficiency use of agricultural resources and the protection of agricultural environment.