Recent concerns related to food safety, food security and farming systems in China have resulted in some dramatic changes in China's agricultural sector. Many of these, such as an increase in land and resources devoted to urban agriculture and the growing popularity of organic and locally-sourced foods, or land reclamation and technology upgrades, mirror similar trends in many nations. Others such as concerns about polluted foods that have stimulated a rise in food imports or controversial new subsidy initiatives intended to spur domestic production appear more unique to the Chinese experience. This session seeks to inform a wide audience about very recent changes to China's agriculture and farming systems and to emphasize the changing conditions facing China's farmers and farming in contemporary China.
|Presenter||Li Zhang*, Henan Agricultural University, Organic food and new inequalities in China: A critique of urban-based and consumer-oriented alternative food networks||20||4:40 PM|
|Presenter||Gregory Veeck*, Western Michigan University, Charles Emerson, Western Michigan University, Erik Steven Breidinger, Western Michigan University, Agricultural Permanence in Large Asian Cities: A Pilot Study of Nanjing, China||20||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Jun Bo Xue*, Institute of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengzhen Zhao, Institute of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, zhenhua chen, The Ohio State University,, Impact Assessment of Growth Drag on Agricultural Economy: An Empirical Evidence from China||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Pengfei Zhang, Beijing Normal University, Yue Wang*, Beijing Normal University, Xuemin Liu, Beijing Normal University, The Study of Deserticulture in China: An Economic Development Pattern with Desert Land Resources||20||5:40 PM|
|Presenter||Wenjing Jiang*, Clark University, How Small Becomes Ugly: Agricultural Modernization as a Regional Question||20||6:00 PM|
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