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Title: The Impact of 1995 Floods on Mainland China's Grain Production
Authors: Shan, Fang
Keywords: flood;grain production;the Yangtze River;environment;irrigation
Date: 1996-02
Issue Date: 2016-09-21 11:16:01 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, floods have been an intensifying problem as they have hit major grain-producing regions and seriously affected grain yields. In addition to climatic causes, man-made damage to the environment instigated by shortsighted policies has contributed to this serious problem. The situation has worsened with economic reform; irrigation systems are in serious disrepair and the infrastructure and conditions for agricultural production remain backward as investment has leaned to the industrial sector. As a result, natural disasters have come to determine whether there will be a bumper harvest. The 1995 floods have damaged a large portion of the crops, and it is anticipated that 1995 grain production will be relatively low. As a further consequence, since grain price and inflation are closely related in the mainland, the recent floods and decreased 1995 grain production will likely kindle another round of inflation.
Relation: Issues & Studies,32(2),52-64
Data Type: article
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