This book identifies the main challenges Chinese agriculture is confronting and considers how these challenges might be met. The performance of China's agricultural production is comprehensively assessed while the factors that affect agricultural productivity are examined through detailed econometric analysis and up to date nationally representative data.
’The best and most up-to-date book on China's agricultural and rural development, a subject of utmost importance for China's economic development in the first two decades of the 21st century.’ Gregory C. Chow, Princeton University, USA ’...contains contributions by well-known authors in the field and offers a comprehensive insight into the prevailing trends and challenges in Chinese agriculture.’ European Review of Agricultural Economics 'The book is a selection of papers originally presented...at a conference of the Chinese Economists Society devoted to the problems of China's rural economy. Many well-known economists specializing on rural China attended the conference and the book reflects the quality of the authors.' The China Journal '...a rich addition to the literature on the growth and development of agriculture and rural economy in China. All the contributors follow an empirical approach and provide highly objective analysis of issues and concerns...Unique in the application of quantitative techniques to study various agricultural and rural issues and thus is of great value for the researchers engaged in empirical work.' Indian Journal Of Agricultural Economics '...a useful and up-to-date reference for those who are interested in the agricultural development in China.' Progress in Development Studies