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Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation

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Abstract: China’s economy has been the fastest growing in the world since 1980. Its agricultural sector too has grown and has undergone dramatic changes with rapid modernization and globalization. This paper, the third in a series from the Knowledge Programme Small Producer Agency in the Globalized Market, aims to provide insights into small-scale farming in China in the face of these phenomena. Based on current literature and a survey of youth perceptions of farming, the paper examines the way modernization and globalization in Chinese agriculture and the wider national economy are being addressed at the farm level. It assesses how well public policies and institutional arrangements are enabling small-scale farmers to enter and operate in markets, and whether small-scale farmers influence market-related policies. It discusses who is migrating, and who is staying on the farm, and what opportunities exist for collective action to improve market access. It also looks at the role of youth in farming and what the future holds for them.
Authors: Huang, J. , Wang, X. , Qiu, H.
Country: China
Category: General
ISBN: 978-1-84369-869-2
Keywords: agriculture , economic development , globalization , poverty , youth
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Organization: IIED - International Institute for Environment and Development , Mainumby Nakurutu
PAGE: 52
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2012
Region: East Asia
Right: © 2012 Hivos [et al.]
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation