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Why are Chinese small farmers planting more grain crops? – Review of the Logic of Grain Planting (2018)

Why are Chinese small farmers planting more grain crops? – Review of the Logic of Grain Planting... Book review Book review The Logic of Grain Planting: A Framework of Farmland Property Rights, Resource Allocation, and Division of Labor Edited by Luo B.L., Qiu T.W., Zhang L. and Hong W.J. China Agricultural Press Review DOI 10.1108/CAER-10-2018-0211 Why are Chinese small farmers planting more grain crops? – Review of the Logic of Grain Planting (2018) In Who Will Feed China? Brown (1994, 1995), expressed great concern about whether China can maintain grain self-sufficiency due to its large and rapidly increasing population, and how the country might affect the global market with increasing demand. This apparent food security problem has caused concern around the world. Between 1982 and 2017, China’s grain output was volatile during some periods and once appeared to be a periodic “non-grain cultivating” phenomenon, but overall grain production increased from 354 to 618m tons, far more than the 34 percent population growth during the same period. This success in agricultural production far exceeded 1990s predictions. Moreover, there was an unprecedented continuous annual increase in China’s grain output from 2003 to 2015. Although the Chinese Government began supply-side structural reform of agriculture by adjusting the agricultural planting structure to encourage more cash crops in 2016, total grain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Agricultural Economic Review Emerald Publishing

Why are Chinese small farmers planting more grain crops? – Review of the Logic of Grain Planting (2018)

China Agricultural Economic Review , Volume 12 (1): 3 – Dec 26, 2019

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1756-137X
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10.1108/CAER-10-2018-0211
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Book review Book review The Logic of Grain Planting: A Framework of Farmland Property Rights, Resource Allocation, and Division of Labor Edited by Luo B.L., Qiu T.W., Zhang L. and Hong W.J. China Agricultural Press Review DOI 10.1108/CAER-10-2018-0211 Why are Chinese small farmers planting more grain crops? – Review of the Logic of Grain Planting (2018) In Who Will Feed China? Brown (1994, 1995), expressed great concern about whether China can maintain grain self-sufficiency due to its large and rapidly increasing population, and how the country might affect the global market with increasing demand. This apparent food security problem has caused concern around the world. Between 1982 and 2017, China’s grain output was volatile during some periods and once appeared to be a periodic “non-grain cultivating” phenomenon, but overall grain production increased from 354 to 618m tons, far more than the 34 percent population growth during the same period. This success in agricultural production far exceeded 1990s predictions. Moreover, there was an unprecedented continuous annual increase in China’s grain output from 2003 to 2015. Although the Chinese Government began supply-side structural reform of agriculture by adjusting the agricultural planting structure to encourage more cash crops in 2016, total grain

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China Agricultural Economic ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 26, 2019

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