Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Agricultural Development in Asia

Farooq Shah

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Dr. Shah has more than 80 research articles to his credit, which are published in highly reputed journals. He is the editorial board member of Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences and reviewer of several peer-reviewed SCI journals.


Zafar Khan

Abdul Wali Khan University

Adil Hussain

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

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Abdul Wali Khan University


Crop Husbandry Livestock Farming Fisheries Agricultural Products Mechanization Marketing Agricultural Policies Problems Opportunities International Trade Future Development

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About the book

Agriculture not only supports the food and feed demands of a vast majority of the Chinese population but it also serves as a vital industry in China. According to literature over 300 million farmers are directly related to Agriculture in China. The country ranks first throughout the world in farm output. It is the top most producer of many grain, fruit and vegetable crops such as rice, wheat, potato, tomato, peanut, tea, millet barley, cotton, oilseed crops and others. Agriculture has remained the foundation of China’s growing economy for centuries. With its fast economic growth coupled with ambitious developmental policies, China is now aiming to interact with the rest of the world and extend its culture and business to other nations of the world via mega projects such as the intercontinental “Belt and Road Initiative” formerly known as “One Belt One Road” project which will open new avenues, opportunities and challenges for Chinese Agriculture and its impact on Chinese and World economy. In this book we focus on the history of Agriculture in China, its impact on Chinese economy and its role in shaping the industry.

The book will also discuss the current status and characteristics of Chinese agriculture, its future prospects and the Agricultural policies that have been put into practice by the Chinese government to tackle the opportunities and challenges related to production, marketing, imports and exports of agricultural products.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: July 2nd 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: September 21st 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: December 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 8th 2021

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About the editor

Farooq Shah

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Dr. Farooq Shah is a Pakistani scientist whose research interests mainly include crop response to climatic changes, especially an increase in temperature. He got his PhD degree from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, with specialization in Agronomy. He has more than 60 research articles to his credit, which are published in highly reputed journals. He is the editorial board member and reviewer of several peer-reviewed SCI journals. Among other honors, he was selected for the Mevlana Exchange Program under which he taught at Osmangazi University, Turkey. He also participated in hybrid rice promotion training for Pakistan organized by the Yuan Longping Hi-Tech International Center in China. Dr. Shah is a member of the National Curriculum Revision Committee constituted by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for Agronomy and several other international professional societies. Presently, he is engaged in teaching plus research at the Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan.

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