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