Environment, Water Resources and Agricultural Policies

Lessons from China and OECD Countries

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China's endowment of water resources is extremely low, poorly distributed, and increasingly polluted.  With agriculture being one of the main consumers of water, China's future development depends on initiatives that will raise the efficiency and efficacy of water use.  These workshop proceedings examine the current situation in China, look at what is being done in OECD countries to manage water resources, and suggest policy options for China.



The Crop Protection Industry Role in Supporting Sustainable Agriculture Development in China

Syngenta China is the subsidiary of Syngenta AG Switzerland. The company works closely with key stakeholders in developing and promoting sustainable agriculture in its daily business operations. Joint research projects with Chinese partners involve soil conservation in orchards and other commercial crops on sloped land, and no tillage and minimum tillage cultivation techniques for wheat, canola, rice and corn. This work has been conducted in cooperation with various agricultural research institutes since the mid-1980s. The research has demonstrated the benefits of soil, water and fertility conservation and cost saving techniques both to the environment and to farmers.


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