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