The Resource Environmental Change and Food Security in China, by Jenifer Huang McBeath, Jerry McBeath, (electronic resource)

Environmental Change and Food Security in China, by Jenifer Huang McBeath, Jerry McBeath, (electronic resource)

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Environmental Change and Food Security in China
Title
Environmental Change and Food Security in China
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by Jenifer Huang McBeath, Jerry McBeath
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
With 22 percent of the world’s population but only 7 percent of its arable land, China’s food situation is a matter of global concern. Environmental Change and Food Security in China, is the first to introduce comprehensively the threats to China’s system of food production, distribution, and consumption. It analyzes broad challenges of population growth, urbanization, and extraordinarily rapid economic development. Then it focuses on degradation of China’s land, water and air, water sufficiency, and evidence of climate change effects as they adversely affect the food system. The study investigates plant diseases and pests which take a large toll on agricultural production and also considers alien invasive species. Normal bureaucratic routines of agricultural, land, water, climatological, and environmental agencies are inadequate to counter these challenges, and the regime has launched large projects (e.g., the South-North Water Diversion Project) and conducted national campaigns (e.g., re- and afforestation programs) which are unprecedented in their scope. Also, China has invested more heavily in agricultural biotechnology research than any other developing country. These responses have insured self-sufficiency in food staples to the present. The volume evaluates several future problems and issues in China’s approach to food security. Despite attempts to tighten coordination of policy and improve enforcement, as seen in efforts to resolve the tainted products crisis of 2007, the increased autonomy of local governments often frustrates green and clean ambitions of the state. Although the regime has tolerated environmental and other NGOs, allowed the media greater latitude to report bad news, and permitted protests that do not challenge the communist party’s authority, still civil society is weak. While economic development has lifted more than 200 million from poverty, rural/urban inequality increases, pushing the poor into China’s cities, and access to food remains a problem for many
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Huang McBeath, Jenifer
Dewey number
  • 338.1/951
  • 338.1951
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Language note
English
LC call number
S1-S972
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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McBeath, Jerry.
Series statement
Advances in Global Change Research,
Series volume
35
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  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural economics
  • Development economics
  • Political science
  • Plant diseases
  • Environmental law
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Political Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice
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Environmental Change and Food Security in China, by Jenifer Huang McBeath, Jerry McBeath, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 287-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Communist Rule and the Food Security Situation -- Immediate Environmental Stressors on Food Security -- Near-Term Environmental Stressors: Climate Change -- Plant Diseases, Pests and Food Security -- Invasive Species and Food Security -- Biotechnological Responses to Food Security Needs -- The Legal and Institutional Framework to Address Food Security Needs -- Issues in Implementing Food Security in China -- Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2010.
Extent
1 online resource (315 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282830820
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9180-3
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remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000017452
  • (EBL)993467
  • (OCoLC)780394557
  • (SSID)ssj0000398648
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-9180-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC993467
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000017452
Label
Environmental Change and Food Security in China, by Jenifer Huang McBeath, Jerry McBeath, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 287-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Communist Rule and the Food Security Situation -- Immediate Environmental Stressors on Food Security -- Near-Term Environmental Stressors: Climate Change -- Plant Diseases, Pests and Food Security -- Invasive Species and Food Security -- Biotechnological Responses to Food Security Needs -- The Legal and Institutional Framework to Address Food Security Needs -- Issues in Implementing Food Security in China -- Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2010.
Extent
1 online resource (315 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282830820
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9180-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000017452
  • (EBL)993467
  • (OCoLC)780394557
  • (SSID)ssj0000398648
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11955108
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000398648
  • (PQKBWorkID)10375035
  • (PQKB)10818792
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-9180-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC993467
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000017452

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