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Record number 565663
Title Agriculture green development : A model for China and the world
Author(s) Shen, Jianbo; Zhu, Qichao; Jiao, Xiaoqiang; Ying, Hao; Wang, Hongliang; Wen, Xin; Xu, Wen; Li, Tingyu; Cong, Wenfeng; Liu, Xuejun; Hou, Yong; Cui, Zhenling; Oenema, Oene; Davies, William J.; Zhang, Fusuo
Source Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 7 (2020)1. - ISSN 2095-7505 - p. 5 - 13.
DOI https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019300
Department(s) Sustainable Soil Use
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Keyword(s) Agriculture green development - Food security - Interdisciplinary innovations - Resource use efficiency - Sustainable development - Sustainable intensification - Whole industry chain
Abstract

Realizing sustainable development has become a global priority. This holds, in particular, for agriculture. Recently, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Nineteenth National People's Congress has delivered a national strategy for sustainable development in China-realizing green development. The overall objective of Agriculture Green Development (AGD) is to coordinate "green" with "development" to realize the transformation of current agriculture with high resource consumption and high environmental costs into a green agriculture and countryside with high productivity, high resource use efficiency and low environmental impact. This is a formidable task, requiring joint efforts of government, farmers, industry, educators and researchers. The innovative concept for AGD will focus on reconstructing the whole crop-animal production and food production-consumption system, with the emphasis on high thresholds for environmental standards and food quality as well as enhanced human well-being. This paper addresses the significance, challenges, framework, pathways and potential solutions for realizing AGD in China, and highlights the potential changes that will lead to a more sustainable agriculture in the future. Proposals include interdisciplinary innovations, whole food chain improvement and regional solutions. The implementation of AGD in China will provide important implications for the countries in developmental transition, and contribute to global sustainable development.

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