Wednesday, March 25, 2015

China's Focus Shifting

For years China has focused on maximizing yields at many costs. The linked article below takes a look at the shift that is taking place regarding agriculture production in China. After looking over the linked article utilize the discussion points below to guide conversations in your classrooms and communities.

China Policy Shift

Discussion Points

  1. Describe China's production policy/focus in the past. 
  2. Why is China moving to a more balanced approach of focusing equally on: quantity, quality, efficiency, environmental protection, and sustainable development? 
  3. How do you feel your home country does balancing the above mentioned areas in crop production? Does your respective home country put too high or too low of emphasis on certain areas? Explain all responses. 
  4. Do you foresee this focus shift in China affecting global agriculture markets? Why or why not?

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