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Recent patterns of production for the main cereal grains: implications for food security in China
Wei, Xing1; Zhang, Zhao1; Wang, Pin1; Tao, Fulu2
2017
Source PublicationREGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
ISSN1436-3798
Volume17Issue:1Pages:105-116
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Zhao(zhangzhao@bnu.edu.cn)
AbstractChina's large population and deteriorating environment have created great concern related to the sustainability of food production, especially since details related to this topic remain poorly studied. Thus, an integrated analysis of both crop yield and cultivated area is essential for gaining a better understanding of cereal grain production in China and for making corresponding policies designed to achieve food security. In this study, we adopt trend analysis of both provincial yield and cultivated area to assess the subsequent provincial-level cereal production sustainability between 1980 and 2011 with the goal of providing a better understanding of regional agricultural development. The results indicate that while maize shows the most promise for yield improvement, rice and wheat production is experiencing substantial yield stagnation among most provinces across mainland China. In addition, the trends in spatial patterns are prominently different from those of yields. The sizes of the main rice- and wheat-growing areas in China have declined greatly, suggesting that the related production of these cereals should attract more attention from land management planners and farmers. Specifically, the south-eastern coastal provinces have largely failed to sustain both crop yield and area, while the north-eastern provinces have witnessed thriving agricultural production during the last three decades. Moreover, we find that cereal production in China is significantly affected by governmental policies related to the agricultural sector. Thus, this analysis of food production in China will help policymakers to better understand how the potential implications of food security in China may be applicable to countries worldwide.
KeywordChina Climate change Maize Rice Wheat
DOI10.1007/s10113-016-0977-4
WOS KeywordLAND-COVER CHANGE ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; AGROMETEOROLOGICAL DISASTERS ; AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY ; HUMAN APPROPRIATION ; SPATIAL-PATTERN ; YIELD GAPS ; RICE ; WHEAT ; WATER
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectCreative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China[41321001] ; National Basic Research Program of China[41571493] ; National Basic Research Program of China[41571088] ; National Basic Research Program of China[31561143003] ; Programme of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities[B08008]
Funding OrganizationCreative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Programme of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000394157300009
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64846
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Zhao
Affiliation1.Beijing Normal Univ, MOE Acad Disaster Reduct & Emergency Management, State Key Lab Earth Surface Proc & Resources Ecol, Key Lab Environm Change & Nat Disaster, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Wei, Xing,Zhang, Zhao,Wang, Pin,et al. Recent patterns of production for the main cereal grains: implications for food security in China[J]. REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,2017,17(1):105-116.
APA Wei, Xing,Zhang, Zhao,Wang, Pin,&Tao, Fulu.(2017).Recent patterns of production for the main cereal grains: implications for food security in China.REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,17(1),105-116.
MLA Wei, Xing,et al."Recent patterns of production for the main cereal grains: implications for food security in China".REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE 17.1(2017):105-116.
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