China will maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output and realize the food security target for the next ten years, according to an official report published Sunday. The report on the outlook for China’s agricultural development from 2014 to 2023 was conducted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2014

Key point

  • The Chinese government has stated that the country’s arable land should not drop below 1.8 billion mu or 120 million hectares (ha)

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  • According to FAOSTAT, mainland China had 111.5 million ha of arable land as of 2011. However, the country had at least 120 million ha from 1985 to 2001, and in 2004

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