Jiang Fan cooperative is promoting an ancient agriculture method that combines raising rice and fish in the same paddy fields. Photo: Elaine Chan
Jiang Fan cooperative is promoting an ancient agriculture method that combines raising rice and fish in the same paddy fields. Photo: Elaine Chan

China’s key agricultural sector starts to evolve, but can the whole country embrace the new rural economy?

  • Agriculture has long been the bedrock of China’s political and economic stability as it stands at the heart of the national security strategy
  • But the rural economy has always lagged behind even as China’s overall economic growth has expanded rapidly over the past 40 years of opening up

Jiang Fan cooperative is promoting an ancient agriculture method that combines raising rice and fish in the same paddy fields. Photo: Elaine Chan
Jiang Fan cooperative is promoting an ancient agriculture method that combines raising rice and fish in the same paddy fields. Photo: Elaine Chan
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