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Lecture: 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 Eva Sternfeld
Speaker institution Sino-German Agricultural Centre
Type of event Vortrag
Category Forschung
Registration required Nein
Details Abstract:

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
Location Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum (Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14)
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