What is the world’s largest land clearing program?
It is one of the world the largest land-clearing programs ever.
In 2014, China cleared more than 1,000 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of land, covering 2.5 million square kilometres (1.8 million square miles).
China is now clearing about half of that land in the country, according to the United Nations.
China is now one of four countries in the world to be in the top 10 land clearing programs, which includes Brazil, India, Indonesia and the United States.
It is the largest single clearing program in the history of the Earth.
The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) says China is the biggest land clearing project in the last 20 years, clearing almost three times the amount of land as all of its other clearing programs combined.
It says the vast majority of the clearing is done in rural areas.
WFP says the program has reduced hunger in rural China and has helped the population to recover from the global food crisis, as well as its own.
China is also the largest producer of genetically modified (GM) crops.