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China admits it can’t feed itself – creating opportunity for Australian food producers

Bruce Ross Australian Business, China 3 Comments

China has abandoned its decades-long commitment to food self-sufficiency, recognising that increasing urbanisation and incomes, inadequate water availability and land degradation will lead to an increasing reliance on imported products. In 1978, China announced a determination to achieve self-sufficiency in food. The policy achieved such success that by 2002 the Country had become a net exporter of food, but this …