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Agriculture, Food Security,and Poverty in China; Past Performance, Future Prospects, and Implications for Agricultural R&D Policy

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  • Jikun Huang

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  • Scott Rozelle

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China’s experience demonstrates the importance of technological development and public investment in improving agricultural productivity, farmer income, and food security in a nation with limited supplies of land and other natural resources. Technology has been the engine of China’s agricultural productivity growth in the past and will continue to play a major role in boosting China’s agricultural development and improving the nation’s food security in the 21st century.[IFPRI NO 3]

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  • Jikun Huang & Scott Rozelle, 2009. "Agriculture, Food Security,and Poverty in China; Past Performance, Future Prospects, and Implications for Agricultural R&D Policy," Working Papers id:2039, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2039
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    China; Agricultural Research and Development; Alternative R & D; Investment; Agriculture; fertilizer; pesticides;

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