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Food For One Billion
China's Agriculture Since 1949

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ISBN 9780367168278
December 7, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the agricultural policies and programs adopted by the Chinese leadership since 1949 and analyzes the role of agriculture in China's changing development strategies. It gives particular attention to the measures intended to improve agricultural technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Natural Environment 2. Historical Background 3. Agriculture in China's Development Strategies 4. Technological Changes: Fertilization, Water Control, and Plant Breeding 5. Technological Changes: Mechanization, Rural Energy, and Plant Protection 6. Financing Agricultural Development 7. Summary, Evaluation, and Conclusions

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