JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (6): 911-926.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20170527

• Special Forum of“Food Security” •     Next Articles

Thoughts on Food Security in China in the New Period

CHENG Sheng-kui1, LI Yun-yun1, 2, LIU Xiao-jie1, WANG Ling-en1, WU Liang1, LU Chun-xia1, XIE Gao-di1, LIU Ai-min1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2017-05-29 Revised:2018-04-21 Online:2018-06-28 Published:2018-06-28
  • Supported by:
    National Key Research Program of China, No. 2016YFC0503400 and 2016YFC0503706Key Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. ZDBS-SSW-DQC. ]

Abstract: In the new period, great changes have taken place in the social and economic environment both at home and abroad, and hence new requirements have been put forward for the national food security strategy. Rethinking and resolving a series of new problems and new changes of food security under the new situation not only helps deepen the understanding of food security system, but also has positive significance to promote the upgrade of agricultural industry and rural development under the background of supply-side structural reform. At present, food security in China falls into a strange circle, which is the coexistence of excessive production, import, inventory, subsidy and waste. There are large differences in understanding and viewpoints on food security issues among different disciplines such as traditional agricultural school, economic school and resource environment school, which reflects the complexity of food security issues. In the meantime, the concept and connotation of food security, from emphasizing the amount of food basic supply to the individual purchase ability in the market, and to the quality of life and the ability to resist risks, are constantly enriched and extended. It is the inevitable choice and demand of social and economic development. Faced with a new era, under the background of the periodic and structural oversupply of grain in our country, it is imperative to build a new food security strategy of “nutrition, green, diversity, and openness” in our country on the basis of grasping the connotation and characteristics of China’s food security.

Key words: connotation, food security, new period

CLC Number: 

  • F326.11