Grain Production and Consumption: China and South-East Asia

Harold Corke*, Y. Z. Cai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Asia has the world's two most populous countries, China and India, and in general has a growing problem and limited arable land. The struggle to feed Asia requires a balance of domestic production and carefully planned importation. The Green Revolution of the 1960s was the turning point towards a period of optimism for global and Asian food production. New demands for grain have arisen due to increased demand for meat and other animal products, as income levels especially in China have increased. Biotechnology has a role to play in continuing grain productivity increases, but reduction in waste and storage losses has more immediate potential for easy gains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World Of Food Grains
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780123947864
ISBN (Print)9780123944375
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Arable land
  • China
  • Feed conversion efficiency
  • Green Revolution
  • IRRI
  • India
  • Meat consumption
  • Self-sufficiency


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