China aims to cultivate 800 million mu (53.33 million hectares) of high-standard farmland by 2020, said an economic planning official on Tuesday. China will invest 1,000 yuan ($164.1) to 2,000 yuan [~US$328] per mu to increase yields by an average of 100 kg per mu, said the official with the National Development and Reform Commission, citing a recently-approved national plan…Full article: The Global Times Nov 2013

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  • China hopes to have 400 million mu of “high standard” farmland by 2015, and a full 800 million mu by 2020

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