Trends in grain production

Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Tian, Wei-Ming (2005) Trends in grain production. In: Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Tian, Wei-Ming, (eds.) Grains In China: foodgrain, feedgrain and world trade. The Chinese Economy . Ashgate Publishing , Aldershot, England, pp. 25-41.

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Grain is China's most significant agricultural product, its output being the most watched indicator by government officials, traders and researchers both inside and outside China. In this chapter, we examine China's grain production trends in the recent decade. To understand China's grain production and how its trend evolves,it is useful to appreciate the characteristics of China's grain production, the subject of the next section. In Section 3.2, we examine changes in total grain output and in grain crop composition. Section 3.3 highlights the dynamics in regional distribution of grain production. Changes in production technologies and costs are presented in Section 3.4. In Section 3.5, we address a number of emerging issues that are likely to affect future grain production.

Item ID: 7366
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7546-4280-0
Keywords: China; grain production
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Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 03:16
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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