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Agricultural Science & Technology in China: A Roadmap to by Qiguo Zhao, Jikun Huang

By Qiguo Zhao, Jikun Huang

As one of many eighteen field-specific studies comprising the great scope of the strategic common record of the chinese language Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range making plans for constructing technological know-how and know-how within the box of agriculture. They every one craft a roadmap for his or her sphere of improvement to 2050. of their entirety, the overall and sub-group studies study the evolution and legislation governing the improvement of technological know-how and expertise, describe the decisive effect of technology and expertise at the modernization strategy, are expecting that the realm is at the eve of an approaching S&T revolution, and get in touch with for China to be absolutely ready for this new around of S&T development. in accordance with the certain research of the calls for on S&T innovation in China’s modernization, the experiences draw a framework for 8 uncomplicated and strategic platforms of socio-economic improvement with the aid of technology and expertise, figure out China’s S&T roadmaps for the proper 8 easy and strategic platforms in response to China’s fact, additional aspect S&T tasks of strategic significance to China’s modernization, and supply S&T decision-makers with entire consultations for the advance of S&T innovation in step with China’s truth. Supported by means of illustrations and tables of knowledge, the studies offer researchers, govt officers and marketers with information bearing on study instructions, the making plans method, and funding. based in 1949, the chinese language Academy of Sciences is the nation’s optimum educational establishment in average sciences. Its significant duties are to behavior study in simple and technological sciences, to adopt national built-in surveys on common assets and ecological surroundings, to supply the rustic with medical facts and consultations for government’s decision-making, to adopt government-assigned initiatives in regards to key S&T difficulties within the technique of socio-economic improvement, to begin body of workers education, and to advertise China’s high-tech agencies via its energetic engagement in those components.  

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Agricultural Science & Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050 © Science Press Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011 Roadmap 2050 1 Outlook of Agricultural Development to 2050 and the Demand for Science and Technology Roadmap 2050 2050, global food demand will increase by 75%, and the demand for meat will double. ) will rise with the growth of incomes. International Food Policy Research Institute recently projected that by 2050, per capita consumption of livestock products in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and North Africa, East Asia and the Pacific region will be doubled in 2000-2050 (Fig.

The debate over the development of biofuels, which uses agriculture, forestry and other biomass as raw materials, has heated up recently. However, driven by strong political, energy security and economic interests, biofuels will become a dynamic new sector [5, 6] in the future of national economies. 4) [7-10] respectively. The development of the agricultural bio-energy industry is bound to lift the demand for (put forward a higher requirement on) agricultural production, and opportunities and challenges coexist.

Chinese agriculture will face enormous challenges to meet growing domestic demand for agricultural products in both quantity and quality and to improve its agricultural security China has the largest population in the world. In despite of the fact that the population growth rate will slow down in coming years and that the total population will reach the peak before 2050, the huge population base will pose tremendous pressure upon food demand in China in the long term. By 2050, Chinese agricultural will not only have to play the traditional role to increase production and improve human nutrition, but it will also have to adapt to the structural changes of food consumption brought about by improving living standards and the demand for food safety and agricultural multifunction.

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