An analysis of China's grain production: looking back and looking forward
Yuxuan Li, Weifeng Zhang, Lin Ma, Liang Wu, Jianbo Shen, William J. Davies, Oene Oenema, Fusuo Zhang and Zhengxia Dou
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/fes3.41
China's future food security is challenged by problems such as low efficiency of resource use and resource shortages, diminishing return in yield response, competition for nonagricultural land uses, and environmental degradation. In this article, we analyze historical, temporal, and spatial variation in total grain production as well as the overall developing trend of current and future grain production, and discussed relevant options to overcome production constraints and further promote grain production in China.