The National Bureau of Statistics has released a bulletin about the findings of the third national agricultural census. The census held every 10 years took about three years to complete, and will provide information for the government’s work on agriculture, rural areas and farmers, as well as the implementation of the national rural rejuvenation strategy…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2017

China is steadily moving towards scale farming with increased use of large machinery and equipment as the government has been pushing for the development of modern agriculture, an official census showed…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017

Key Points

  • As of December 2016, according to China’s third national agricultural survey, China had 3.98 million households engaged in scale farming, while the number of farm cooperatives totaled ~910,000. From 2006 to 2016, the number of villages and towns in China declined by 8.1% while the number of combine harvesters in China increased 105.3% to 1.14 million.

ChinaAg Comments

  • As of December 2016, according to China’s third national agricultural survey, China had 134.9 million hectares of land under cultivation. In terms of farm machinery, China had 68 million rice transplanters.
  • In 2016, China conducted its third national agriculture survey (第三次全国农业普查). The survey covered China’s land use, land transfers, agricultural production, and industrial management of the country’s farming sector. From January to March 2007, China carried out its second national survey that covered the calendar year of 2006.
  • In February 2010, The Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Statistics Bureau and Ministry of Agriculture published China’s first national census on pollution sources. Of the 5.9 million sources covered, agricultural sources comprised 2.89 million or ~49% of all sources examined. China’s livestock and poultry industries accounted for 45% and 25% of the country’s chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia emissions, respectively. The COD and ammonia emissions of the livestock and poultry industries accounted for 95% and 79% of all sources of agricultural pollution, respectively.

Hong Kong Trends

Similar Posts by ChinaAg

Spread the word. Share this post!