Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
China (Mainland)
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
10/04/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Released a plan establishing agricultural production zones, in order to secure supplies of important crops and ensure national food security. According to the plan, by 2020, 1 058 million mu (70.5 million hectares) would be identified as grain (wheat, rice and maize) production “functional zones” and agricultural product (soybeans, rapeseed, cotton and rubber) “protection zones”. Areas set aside for paddy cultivation would account for 340 million mu (22.7 million hectares) of this extension, being located mostly in the northeast, the Long river valley and south-eastern coastal areas. Production enhancement interventions would be pursued in these targeted areas, including by prioritising investments in agricultural fixed assets in these zones, along with improvements in irrigation facilities, agricultural mechanization, the promotion of new credit and insurance instruments and pilot price and income insurance programmes.