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Information sheet: China’s agricultural transition in 2017 - policies, actions and progress

The China-UK Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) has released an information sheet on the state of China’s agricultural sector in 2017.

Topics covered include: harvest, fertiliser and pesticide data; the Rural Revitalisation Strategy; changes in the types of crops and animals produced; measures being taken to improve agricultural sustainability; and more.

The information sheet can be downloaded as a PDF here. SAIN have produced other information sheets, which can be downloaded here. See also the FCRN’s report on China’s food system, Appetite for Change, and nine related briefing papers.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent. It hosts many densely populated and large cities as well as enormous barely populated regions, which all together host over half of the human population. Agriculture as a source of income is of major importance in the region. In most Asian countries, agriculture is the biggest user of water and in some regions can be responsible for to 90% of total water consumption through irrigation.

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