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Cereal and soya bean production and food security in China: Challenges and opportunities

Professor Yuncheng Liao, Professor Kadambot H.M Siddique, Professor Lixiang Wang, Assistant Professor Yajun Li, Assistant Professor Xiaolaing Qin
19th December 2016

Introduction China’s GDP has increased steadily since 1949, reaching 63,646 billion Renminbi (1038 billion US dollars) in 2014 to become the world’s second largest economy (1) (Fig. 1).  In recent years, China’s food security has received …

Article number: 1619

China cultivated land change and its carbon budget measurement based on the system dynamics

Guancong HE, Professor Shaoliang ZHANG, Professor Xiaoping SHI, Professor Futian QU, Professor Jinming YAN, Professor Zhengfu BIAN, Associate Professor Xiaoshun LI, Dongmei JIANG
16th May 2015

Summary As a result of industrialization, an increasing proportion of China’s cultivated land is being urbanized, causing considerable environmental damage. In an endeavour to promote a low-carbon economy, this article focuses on modeling the …

Article number: 1504

Using climate information to support crop breeding decisions and adaptation in agriculture

Dr Ann-Kristin Koehler, Professor Sarah Gurr, Professor Suraje Dessai, Professor Andrew J Challinor, Dr Mike Bushell, Professor John Bryant, Dr Dan Bebber, Dr Pete Falloon
20th December 2014

Summary Population growth in the next few decades will increase the need for food production, while the yields of major food crops could be impacted by the changing climate and changing threats from pests and pathogens. Crop breeding, both …

Article number: 1427

Contribution of improved nitrogen fertilizer use to development of a low carbon economy in China

Dr Xiangping Jia, Professor Jikun Huang, Professor Fusuo Zhang, Dr Yuelai Lu, Professor David Chadwick, Professor David Norse, Professor David Powlson
21st October 2014

Summary The use of nitrogen (N) and other fertilisers has been one of the keys to achieving food security in China. Grain production almost doubled in China between 1980 and 2010, yet total fertiliser use increased more than four-fold in the same …

Article number: 1413