With an office in Beijing and in-country links that began as far back as 1980, CABI is boosting livelihoods and supporting China's rapid agricultural development.
As well as implementing and coordinating our activities in China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPR Korea), our China office also works hard to help our Chinese partners form useful links abroad. A good example of this is how we have helped bring together partners from China, Switzerland and the UK to undertake a number of important projects throughout the region.
China has the world's largest agricultural economy. It is also one of the most varied due to the differing climates in the nation's regions producing a wide variety of cereals, fruit and vegetables and commodity crops such as cotton, tea and tobacco.
A successful agricultural sector is the key to the country's overall sustainable and economic development. China needs to feed over 20% of the world's population with limited land and water resources. It is also heavily involved in the import and export of agricultural produce, earning crucial funds from foreign exchange.
Our work in China covers a wide range of problems and opportunities from training farmers and developing safe biological controls for pests and weeds to finding new ways to give researchers access to the cutting-edge information they need. We also analyze the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation and food provision, and assess the readiness of rural communities to adopt innovative information and communication technologies.
In addition, we are researching the direct drivers of changes to the natural environment, such as climate change and invasive species.
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