Agricultural Renewal
China's urban population exceeded its rural population for the first time in 2011, with the latter accounting for 46 percent of the total in 2013. Mindful of these changes, the Chinese Government is committed to modernizing the agricultural sector as part of its efforts to achieve balanced development across the country.
Modernizing Agriculture

Although China's grain output and rural residents' income have realized consecutive growth for 11 years, agriculture still faces mounting risks and structural problems.

For one thing, China faces a lack of agricultural resources, with its per-capita cultivated land and water only equivalent to one third and one fourth of the world average respectively; for another, its agricultural production heavily depends on the pesticide and chemical fertilizer, which has resulted in declining land capacity and food security risks.

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