Agricultural Informationization in China

  • Wensheng Wang
  • Guangqian Peng
  • Guangming Lu


Types of rural-urban gaps exist and seem keep in extending in the mainland of China, although agriculture and rural lives have obtained significant enhancement since the “opening and reforming” policy started in 1980. Amongst these gaps, digital gap is critical itself, and may make other gaps wider. How to promote rural informationization construction effectively and efficiently is a great and new challenge to Chinese government and Chinese people nowadays. Meanwhile, the process of rural informationization also brings opportunities with new markets, new technology and new culture, etc. The first part of this chapter introduces the background about rural areas and rural informationization in China in brief. The second part studies the three phases of agricultural informationization first, then, gives focus on main types of service models and technology models of rural informationization. Furthermore, policy guidance and government (guided) projects or actions are introduced in the third part. Finally, this chapter ends with the significance and development direction of agricultural informationization in this transition country. We wish the information service models and technical models introduced here bring meaningful references for relevant people such as police-makers, basic-level officers, farmers, and agricultural information companies inside and outside the mainland of China.


Information Service Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Service Model Rural Household Intellectual Property Right 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wensheng Wang
    • 1
  • Guangqian Peng
    • 2
  • Guangming Lu
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesChina
  2. 2.Business Administration DepartmentWageninen UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Saidi Consulting Co. Ltd. (CCID)BeijingChina

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