The zero growth policy and fertilizer innovations in China

Yuelai Lu, David McBey, Roger Sylvester-Bradley, Rachel Thorman

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After nearly four decades of booming agricultural production, China has become one of the most food-secure countries in the world and can now claim to successfully feed its population of 1.36 bn. However, the long term sustainability of Chinese agricultural production and food security face several challenges: limited arable land, scarce water resources, degraded soil, low efficiency of input use and therefore low competiveness, pollution from crop and livestock production and increased food demand driven by dietary change to a more protein (i.e. meat) based diet.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalFertilizer Focus
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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