China faces serious challenges in ensuring it will have enough grain to feed
its population in the decades to come, according to Premier Wen
Industrialisation, urbanisation and a growing
population are boosting grain demand while "shrinking arable land, water
shortage and climate change is an increasing constraint on output," Wen told a
"The long-term demand and supply will be balanced but
tight and ensuring grain security faces serious challenges," he said.
meeting approved a mid- and long-term grain security plan that aims to keep the
nation's annual grain output above 500 million tonnes by 2010 and increase
production to more than 540 million tonnes a year by 2020.Subscribe here to the free animal feed
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