Status
reviewed & published
Title
Rapid Growth of Selected Asian Economies. Lessons and Implications for Agriculture and Food Security. China and India
Series
Policy assistance series
Series number
1
Author
Jikun Huang and Jun Yang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Scott Rozelle, The University of California, Davis, for the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Date
2006
Abstract

China’s economy has experienced remarkable growth since economic reform initiated in 1979. The rapid economic growth has been associated with unprecedented progress in poverty alleviation. Based on China’s official poverty line, the absolute level of poverty incidence fell from 33 percent in 1978 to less than 3 percent in 2004. Even based on World Bank’s US$1/day (in PPP terms) poverty line, rural poverty incidence also fell from more than 30 percent in the early 1990s to about 8 percent in 2004.

Country
China, India
Region
Asia and the Pacific
Topics
Poverty and food security, Agricultural and sub-sectoral policies