EventsLecture: Transforming China’s Agriculture and Food Sector – On path to sustainability?
|Title of the event||Lecture: Transforming China’s Agriculture and Food Sector – On path to sustainability?|
|Series||CeMEAS Lecture Series: China's Green Transformation|
|Organizer||Centre for Modern East Asian Studies; AKI Göttingen|
|Speaker institution||Sino-German Agricultural Centre|
|Type of event||Vortrag|
China needs to feed about one fifth of the world population but has only 7 percent of world’s arable land. Ensuring food security has been always a challenge and agricultural intensification has been the program for decades. Since the 1970s technological developments such as mechanization, biotechnology and agrochemicals helped to achieve enormous increases in agricultural productivity.
However, the so called “green revolution” is reaching its limits. In recent years the sector has been in the spot light for food safety scandals and ecosystem degradation. China’s government tries tackle these problems with a series of new policies and action plans. The presentation looks at the challenges China’s agricultural and food sector is confronted with and introduces recent strategies for sustainable agriculture.
|Date||Start: 06.05.2019, 16:00 Uhr
Ende: 06.05.2019 , 18:00 Uhr
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