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China flexes green thumb as it pursues agricultural self-reliance

Country racks up breakthroughs as it turbocharges efforts to guarantee sustainable food productionRenewed emphasis on food security as trade relations, geopolitics get increasingly unpredictableChina food securityMia NulimaimaitiPublished: 8:00am, 3 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

As climate change instigates more extreme weather events, geopolitical squabbles break down international relations and protectionism dissolves previously reliable trade networks, China is accelerating its campaign for agricultural self-reliance and food security.

As progress continues on this front, here are some of the more notable achievements made in 2023 thus far.

Xi urges China’s northeast to step up industrial and agricultural reform

Durians, made in China

China harvested its first crop of home-grown durians in late July from its southern tropical island of Hainan.

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