Along with remarkable economic growth, China's agricultural production and food security have improved a lot in recent decades. However, there are regional differences. Policies focus on delivering science and technologies to smallholder farms. The drylands cover 40% of the territory. Resilient dryland cropping systems are needed as land degradation and desertification affect a third of the population.

158 million – Number of undernourished people in China

400 million – People in China affected by desertification

Up to 3.3 degrees – Temperature increase in China forecast by 2050

50 tons/ha – Pigeonpea biomass production in Southern China

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