Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The increased role for agribusiness and larger scale production in China’s agricultural system is limited by China’s severe lack of arable land. The Household Responsibility System provides farmers a measure of power, hampering agribusiness from acquiring land needed for expansion. Some Chinese companies have sought cheaper and often more accessible land in nearby regions, including Southeast Asia. While such investments have the potential to deliver benefits, including increased productivity, structural constraints such as weak land ownership and environmental laws, highly unequal distribution of land and underdevelopment of peasant organizations prevent many poorer farmers from benefiting from these investments.

Keywords

China, Southeast Asia, agriculture, land

Discipline

Agribusiness | Asian Studies | International Economics

Research Areas

Political Science; Sociology

Publication

International Journal of China Studies

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

289

Last Page

310

ISSN

2180-3250

Publisher

University of Malaysia, Institute of China Studies

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://cmsad.um.edu.my/images/ics/IJCSV2N2/IJCSV2N2-luoDONALDSONzhang.pdf

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