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By Chunlai Chen, Ron Duncan

China's accession to the area exchange association (WTO) has had profound outcomes for the constitution of its economic climate, and there'll many extra ahead of the whole advantages of an open buying and selling regime may be realised. Agriculture and foodstuff protection in China explains the heritage to China's WTO accession and hyperlinks accession to reforms starting way back to 1979. The e-book highlights China's policymakers' choice to maneuver clear of protectionism and grain self-sufficiency and illustrates how China's step clear of direct participation within the agricultural region to oblique regulatory involvement and liberalisation may possibly inspire extra fiscal progress. but no longer all financial development is no cost. Agriculture and foodstuff protection in China explores the temporary affects of WTO accession in addition to the mid and long term implications of larger marketplace involvement at an economy-wide and nearby point. turning out to be divides among coastal and inland regions-and variations in rural and concrete growth-will require a greater realizing of the implications of higher marketplace dependency. Agriculture and foodstuff safeguard in China provides to the prevailing wisdom of China's agricultural progress in addition to the affects and interrelationships among WTO accession and China's participation in different local unfastened alternate agreements.

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2). Rapid economic growth and urbanisation have boosted demand for meats, fruits and other non-staple foods—changes that have stimulated sharp shifts in the structure of agriculture (Huang and Bouis 1996). 2). Aquatic products rose at an even more rapid rate. One of the most significant signs of structural change in the agricultural sector is that the share of crops in total agricultural output fell from 82 per cent in 1970 to 56 per cent in 2000, and it has continued to fall since China’s WTO accession in 2001.

The share of food imports also fell sharply—from 15 per cent to 2 per cent. Crop-specific trade trends show equally sharp shifts and suggest that exports are moving increasingly towards products in which China has a comparative advantage (Huang et al. 2007). 1). a. 2 Note: Figures for GDP for 1970–78 are the growth rates of national income in real terms. Growth rates were computed using regression analysis. Growth rates for individual commodities and groups of commodities are based on production data.

Food security—one of the issues of central concern to policymakers in China—has also improved significantly since the late 1970s. Contrary to the predictions of many analysts that China would put pressure on global food security in the course of its rapid industrialisation and the liberalisation of its economy, large net food import growth has not occurred (Huang et. al 2007). At the micro level, China has made remarkable progress in improving household food security and reducing the incidence of malnutrition during the past two and half decades.

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