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Author Mao, Yushi.

Title Food security and farm land protection in China [electronic resource] / by Mao Yushi, Zhao Nong, Yang Xiaojing.

Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 356 pages) : illustrations.
Series Series on Chinese economics research, 2251-1644 ; v. 2
Series on Chinese economics research ; v. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-354) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Research on the total area, structure and quality of China's cultivated land. 1. Introduction. 2. The current situation of China's cultivated land. 3. Changes in China's cultivated land area since its establishment. 4. Structural changes of China's cultivated land area. 5. The general situation of China's cultivated land quality. 6. Conversion of cultivated land to forests program -- ch. 2. The unsuccessful cultivated land protection system. 1. Increasingly enhanced cultivated land protection system versus increasingly decreased cultivated land area. 2. The ineffectiveness of the central government's campaign-style land law enforcement. 3. Prospects of land property rights defense activities by farmers -- ch. 3. Free trade of property rights of land is an effective land-saving system -- on property rights of Land transaction system reform.
Ch. 4. Literature review on food security. 1. The connotation and evolvement of food security. 2. What are the root causes threatening food security? 3. Indicators of food security or insecurity. 4. Solutions to food security. 5. Perspectives of international researches on food security -- ch. 5. Analysis on the causes and results of the Great Famine of China (1959-1961). 1. Overview of the Great Famine of China. 2. Analysis on the causes of the Great Famine. 3. Solutions to the Famine. 4. Several issues to be further discussed and the summary -- ch. 6. Retrospect and prospect of China's food trade. 1. Overall changes in China's grain trade volume. 2. The variety structure and features of China's grain trade. 3. Food embargo and food self-sufficient rate. 4. Evaluation of the prospects of China's grain trade.
Ch. 7. China's grain distribution. 1. Background. 2. The process of China's grain distribution management system reform. 3. The current situation of grain market. 4. Grain brokers. 5. Relevant state departments -- ch. 8. International food security and food trade. 1. World's food supply and demand. 2. World food trade. 3. WTO and agricultural trade. 4. China's food trade and world's food trade -- ch. 9. Measurement of food security -- food gap. 1. The current situation of China's food demand and supply. 2. China's food gap (the gap between food production and demand) over the years in accordance with statistical data. 3. The method used in this report. 4. Calculation results. 5. Conclusion.
Ch. 10. Domestic solutions to China's food shortage. 1. Introduction. 2. China's food demand situation and the prediction. 3. Institutional and scientific factors in grain production. 4. The substitution of different factors of grain production. 5. An analysis of the role of grain stock in smoothing grain supply fluctuations. 6. Conclusion -- ch. 11. International solutions to China's food shortage. 1. Background. 2. Adequate international food supply. 3. Abundant foreign exchange income earned through exports. 4. The possibility of unblocked grain import channels. 5. The feasibility of settling the problem of food gap through international trade.
Summary The objective of publishing this book is to let the general public have a better understanding of the food security situation in China and better comprehension of the merit of allocating land through market mechanism. In addition, it makes the public aware of the inefficiencies of current government regulated land system. As a populous country in the world, China emphasizes too much importance of food to ensure people's sufficient consumption. There is a national policy to protect farm land, farm land protection refers to 18 hundred million mu of farmland which is specifically designated for food production only. Unirule defined the national food security as the capability to solve food shortages, and calculated the gap between food supply and demand. Two approaches can be used to solve the above food gap. Food security problems will not happen under situations of free trade and factors substitution in market economy, substantial storage and foreign exchange income. In modern China, food insecurity or great famine only happened in planned economy. To link tightly farm land size and grain yield and even food security is baseless both in theory and practices. The previous red line of 21 hundred million mu was already broken through. The current red line of 18 hundred million mu will also be broken through, in view of the process of industrialization and urbanization. In fact, farm land protection should focus on protecting the employment right of peasant in land.
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Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- China.
Land use, Rural -- China.
Agriculture and state -- China.
Food supply -- China.
Food supply -- Government policy -- China.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Zhao, Nong.
Yang, Xiaojing.
Other Form: Print version: Mao, Yushi. Food security and farm land protection in China. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., ©2013 9789814412056 (DLC) 2012036373 (OCoLC)794705983
ISBN 9789814412063 (electronic bk.)
9814412066 (electronic bk.)
9781299462342 (MyiLibrary)
1299462340 (MyiLibrary)