Policy Support and Agricultural Development Within China’s First 10 Years of Reform: Strategies and Achievements

Amarachi O. Ewulonu, Wang, Guohua


The authors are grateful to the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) for supporting this work through the Chinese University Programme (CUP) PhD Scholarship (2017GXZ024554).


The utilization of agricultural resources to satisfy the basic needs of man is a great remedy to the worlds challenging problems of food insufficiency, poverty, unemployment and overall economic development among developed countries of the world today. It has been established that agriculture contributes up to 60 % to the world’s economy making it the foundation of the world’s economy. In China, agricultural policies have played very significant roles in the overall development of their economy. This study aimed at understanding and examining the role policy change in agriculture played over the years in shaping the Chinese agricultural sector. The study revealed how policy change in the Chinese rural agricultural production system occurred, the implementation strategies that were adopted that led to tremendous growth in the Chinese economy and finally revealed lessons learnt within the first 10 years of reform which can serve as a lesson to developing countries.

Keywords: Policy change; agricultural development; household responsibility system; Chinese great reform

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-11-06

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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