Since the integration of the 6 major forestry programs, in order to give full play to the support by science and technology to the major forestry programs, since the implementation of science and technology support projects by the land conversion program in 2000, science and technology support projects have been take into full play in the land conversion from farmland back to forestland program, the natural forest protection program and the Beijing-Tianjin region sandstorm source control program.

The science and technology support projects are based on the forestry science and technology development plan and the major forestry program plans, focused on main technical problems encountered in the major forestry programs, and aimed at fully improving the quality and benefit of the major forestry programs and ensuring to reach the set targets of the major forestry programs through close combination of science and technology with forestry operations. During 2001-2002, a total of 144 projects of science and technology support to major forestry programs have been implemented with a total fund of RMB 175.27 million.