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.