China 's Demand For Agricultural Consumption

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1. Background As we all know that China has 1.3 billion populations and still consistently growing, whereas the disparity is a significant issue. In some poor provinces or villages, there is a shortage of food problem, which leads them to death. Recently, China’s growing demand for agricultural imports has lightened up the concerns about worldwide food demand raised by Brown (1996). Due to loss of arable land and developing opulence in China, it has a soaring demand for more consumer goods now. It has progressively reliant on imported agricultural products. Neither fishers nor farmers have possessed the capacity to stay aware of the development in populace lately (Brown, 1996). As a consequence, grain producers may have a tendency to raise the price extensively in the future. However, Brown’s perspective is not fully fair as he underestimated the arable land and technological improvements that China has been working on. 2. Brown’s arguments a. Factors increasing China’s food demand Due to a rapid industrialization of China, Chinese people are looking for or having a higher and improved living standard. The salaries of the Chinese are ascending, alongside the requests for comparable amounts and quality of food. As Brown mentioned in the article, one-fifth of humanity who live in China try to join the wealthy one-fifth living high on the food chain. On the other hand, the growing population in China is the major reason why there’s an increasing demand for food in China. The higher population, the higher demand for food, which means more people craving for food. b. Factors reducing food supply As Brown mentioned, the factors that reduce food supply are growing scarcity of fresh water, diminishing response of crop yields to additi... ... middle of paper ... ... high demand for grains, a serious shortage of food would be performed. Secondly, executing topsoil-saving rural systems to reduce the loss of farming area to erosion (Brown, 1996). Thirdly, propose water-marketing schemes, such as eliminating subsidies. This will diminish waste and encourage investment in water-efficient technologies (Brown, 1996). The most efficient for China to solve the food problem is to stabilize the population before it reaches the peak of 1.66 billion projected for 2045 (Brown, 1996). The one-child policy was an effective way to control the population growth. One direct way to let Chinese stop giving birth in the poor sites would be educating. Let the less-educated citizens learn about the serious impacts of the population growth would lead to a shortage of food supply in the future. Hence, China could be the one to feed itself in the future.

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