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The Study On The Food Development And Regional Comparison In China

Posted on:2002-06-28Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:S W XuFull Text:PDF
GTID:1116360032455992Subject:Agricultural economics and management
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The food development relates to production, consumption, nutrition, and soon. There have been two major studies and breakthroughs in the last two decadesin the major. The dietary structure is undergoing drastic changes with thegradually established regional food characteristics during the transitional stage tothe well-off living standard. In the light of the track record of China's fooddevelopment , the paper probes into the features and rules of food development,and puts forward the assessment indicator system for China's food developmentbased on the theoretical analysis of the evolution rules. Furthermore, the paperalso brings forth the strategic focus and measures to develop China's food after athorough comparison and analysis of the regional food characteristics in terms ofthe resource, production, consumption, nutrition and evolving conditions of thefood.The paper presents the theoretical analysis framework for China's fooddevelopment in theoretical perspective. According to the Western economictheories and in the light of the track record of China's food, the paper portrays thegrowth roadmap with specific features illustrated. In addition, it argues that theneed of survival for mankind constitutes the motives of food development and thedriving force of the society, economy and technology. The food development hasevolved to prompt economic growth and social development in modem time fromthe original mere fundamental function for mankind survival.In terms of the methodology, the paper sets up the assessment indicatorsystem of China's food development to assist with illustrative analysis. Theassessment indicator system consists of 5 sub-systems, 14 categories of indexesand 46 variables that are combined to illustrate macro phenomenon of the fooddevelopment, clearly define relevant factors, comments on regional fooddevelopment catering to the need of analyzing food development and based on thecomparative study by time and region. The assessment indicator system can alsobe used to forecast future developing tendency and supervise the dynamics offood development. The paper leverages the indicator system to probe into the3comprehensive situation of food development and fully elucidates theregion-specific food features.Based on the illustrations, the paper quantitatively probes into the foodfeatures in various regions of China to show the current situation and differencesbetween various regions in terms of resource system, production system,consumption system, nutrition system and the sound environment of fooddevelopment. Some widely separated regions share similar systematic features offood development that proves geological distances do not necessarily lead todifferent food characteristics. The paper also evaluates the clustering analysisresults of the food systems of 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomousregions directly under the Central Government based on different systems andconditions. The 7 major categories cover both conventional and new contents thatfacilitate the adoption of different regional strategies.In terms of the strategic measures, the paper elucidates the strategic focus offood development and further suggests on the regional food structure optimization.Then it holds that great efforts should be made to the following 4 sectors. First,quality protein engineering should be strengthened through boosting the soybeanindustry, diary industry, stockbreeding industry and fishery industry. Second, thefood processing should be placed into the top agenda. Third, we should achieveconcerted food development for various regions, particularly the countryside,poverty-stricken areas and West China. Fourth, we should pay special attention toimproving the nutrition of disadvantageous groups such as...
Keywords/Search Tags:food development, regional comparison, strategy research
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