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Rural China in Transition

Author: Jiang Changyun

ISBN: 9781844643370

EBook ISBN: 9781844643776

Hardback - 182 pages


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"To understand China, you must first understand the agricultural areas and farmers of China, who have managed to feed 22% of the world’s population with only 7% of the world’s cultivated land. China’s industrialisation and urbanisation has created pressures on China’s cultivated land mass. With the growth in population and rising incomes, China now requires more agricultural products and different agricultural products. More food is needed, with less land to grow it on. Can China cope with this trend? Rural China in Transition will answer this question. This academic book uses rich and detailed statistical analysis to outline the current trends in China’s huge agricultural industries, and examines the future steps that will need to be taken to ensure China continues to produce the vast amount of agricultural product it now requires. Rural China in Transition covers: likely future policies and plans; guidelines to help enhance food security; modern developments in agriculture; information on China’s agricultural sciences and technologies; comments on the protection of farmers’ interests and rights. The reader will benefit from learning about the approaches and solutions that will help address the agricultural problems facing not just modern-day China, but numerous nations around the world."



Preface Development of Agriculture, Rural Areas and Farmers: A Brand New Stage Food Security: Status Quo and Prospect Agricultural Development: Constraints and Challenges Development of Modern Agriculture: Where is the Way Out? Agricultural Science and Technology: Transformational Development in the Face of New Requirements Protection of Farmers’ Interests: Emphasis on Long-Term Mechanism Transformational Development: Choices for the Future References



Senior Researcher, Academy of Macroeconomic Research of National Development and Reform Commission, Director of the Research Office, Institute of Industrial Economics & Technological Economics, Vice President of China Institute of Foreign Agricultural Economic Research.

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