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Looking South for Rice

  • Hongzhou Zhang
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Abstract

Being the most widely consumed staple in China, safeguarding rice supply has always been the matter of utmost importance as far as the country’s food security is concerned. As the past practice of intensive farming to maintain a high level of rice output is over and China steps up efforts to clean up the farmland, particularly through crop rotation and fallow land system, the supply and demand gap for rice is expect to widen in the years to come. In this chapter, the author discusses the importance of China’s southern neighbors—the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries as the potential “offshore rice granary” for China. Apart from rice supply, this chapter also covers other key areas of agricultural cooperation between China and GMS countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongzhou Zhang
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  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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