As the trade war with the U.S. is escalating, agriculture and rural areas are receiving greater policy attention. According to China’s 2019 No. 1 Document, rural areas are to make a significant contribution to further poverty reduction and food security in China.
To this end, policymakers will boost the economic and structural development of rural regions. Unlike in the past, the processing of agricultural products is not to take place only in urban centers, but wherever possible locally by newly established processing companies. Incentive systems are to be used to motivate young and well-qualified specialists to move to rural regions. A reform of the land law also plays a central role in this revitalization process.
Authors: Karin Tränkner-Benslimane (DCZ), Eva Sternfeld (DCZ)
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