Food security has emerged as a priority concern in China.
China faces the challenge of maintaining adequate amounts of arable land and having a sufficient quantity of farmers. Accelerating urbanization has reduced the number of farmers and arable land as rural residents migrate to cities, cities expand, and the amount of land devoted to industry and manufacturing increases.
Areas for Improvement
There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve China’s position
- China should adopt a national strategy to address its vulnerability to extreme weather which can impact agricultural productivity
- Mitigating the effects of an increasing population and urbanization rate by expanding on the availability of farm land is an achievable policy goal