Concern about food security in China has been ignited by anecdotal reports of grain shortages and calls by President Xi Jinping to cut back on food waste. Photo: Xinhua
Concern about food security in China has been ignited by anecdotal reports of grain shortages and calls by President Xi Jinping to cut back on food waste. Photo: Xinhua

China food security: country faces ‘grain supply gap of 130 million tonnes by 2025’ as rural workforce dwindles

  • China is expected to face a grain supply gap of about 130 million tonnes by the end of 2025, according to the China Academy of Social Sciences
  • China’s looming supply shortage is a result of the increasing urbanisation and an ageing rural workforce

Concern about food security in China has been ignited by anecdotal reports of grain shortages and calls by President Xi Jinping to cut back on food waste. Photo: Xinhua
Concern about food security in China has been ignited by anecdotal reports of grain shortages and calls by President Xi Jinping to cut back on food waste. Photo: Xinhua
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