China's Agriculture: Achievements and Challenges

Colin A. Carter

from ARE Update Vol. 14, No. 5, May/June, 2011

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Persistent high food prices have drawn renewed attention to the role of China in world food markets. There is concern that China will be unable to keep expanding its food supply to meet growing demand for meat, becoming more dependent on world food markets and driving prices even higher. This article reviews achievements made by China's agriculture and highlights key challenges faced by that country in agriculture.


Colin A. Carter. 2011. "China's Agriculture: Achievements and Challenges." ARE Update 14(5): 5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.