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Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Chinese Countryside: The Political Economy of Chinese Ecological Agriculture Richard Sanders

Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Chinese Countryside: The Political Economy of Chinese Ecological Agriculture

Richard Sanders

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781840149241
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240 pages
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An examination of the potential for Chinese ecological agriculture providing a basis for sustainable development in the Chinese countryside. The study involves primary research in seven villages and four counties in China that have adopted ecologicalMoreAn examination of the potential for Chinese ecological agriculture providing a basis for sustainable development in the Chinese countryside. The study involves primary research in seven villages and four counties in China that have adopted ecological agriculture. It explores the concept of sustainable development generally and analyzes Chinas political-economic policies towards the countryside since 1945, the impacts on the environment and the state of Chinas environmental protection. The author addresses three main questions: is Chinese ecological agriculture worth adopting?- Specifically does CEA promise a form of sustainable rural development?- to the extent it does, what are the social, political and economic conditions in the Chinese countryside which most favour its extension?- to the extent that these conditions are restrictive, what can the Chinese authorities do to make them less so and thus encourage its extension?