Agricultural policy symposium at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) ‘‘Three sides of one coine: Agriculture and Water in China’’
In 2015 China published its National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution. The intensifying conflicts over water use between sectors and regions as a result of increasing water demand in all areas also calls for China’s agriculture to adopt new strategies in the direction of a more sustainable use of this scarce commodity. More efficient irrigation technologies will play a central role here. A second strategy consists of the transition to water-saving crop sequences, breeding measures for the introduction of plant varieties will low water needs, greater resistance to drought, and a higher salt tolerance. Finally, there are the measures for reducing the negative effects of agriculture on surface and ground water due to waste from animal husbandry as well as the use of fertilizer and pesticides. All the strategies are accompanied by a greater emphasis on more sustainable agricultural production methods on the part of the Chinese government as well as higher expectations in terms of product quality on the part of consumers. The expert podium composed of Chinese and German representatives from science, politics, business, and non-governmental organisations discussed the potential and risks of these three strategies from different perspectives while referring to examples from current praxis.
|Organizer:||Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies / Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien IAMO German Agribusiness Alliance at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) German-Sino Agricultural Center (DCZ)|
|Conference venue:||Berlin, CityCube Berlin (level 3)|
Academic Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld (herzfeld(at)iamo.de), Tel.: +49 345 2928-100, Fax: +49 345 2928-199
|Classification:||Q1 - Agriculture ; Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Management|
|Language:||Chinese ; English ; German|
|Event type:||Sonstige Veranstaltungsarten; other event types|