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China Unveils Roadmap to Ensure Food for 1.4 Billion People

The nation will maintain grains output at more than 650 million tons annually, a target it has exceeded in the past six years.

The nation will maintain grains output at more than 650 million tons annually, a target it has exceeded in the past six years.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China rolled out a roadmap to boost crop production in the world’s most populous nation, highlighting concerns over food security after the country imported record amounts of meat, corn and soybeans last year.

Measures include creating agricultural belts devoted to large-scale farming and providing sufficient subsidies to motivate grain farmers, according to the latest five-year plan that sets out key economic and political goals through 2025.