When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road

Tortajada, C. and Zhang, H. (2021) When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road. Global Food Security, 29, 100518. (doi: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100518)

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Abstract

One of the crucial but overlooked aspects of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the food and agricultural cooperation. In this paper, we argue that under BRI, China is building a ‘Food Silk Road’ with which the country attempts to reconstruct global food supply chains through overseas agricultural investment, agricultural technology transfer, massive investment in infrastructure, and accelerated policy coordination. We also discuss the driving factors behind the emerging Food Silk Road, related challenges, and potential implications of China's quest for food security for global food governance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tortajada, Professor Cecilia
Authors: Tortajada, C., and Zhang, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Global Food Security
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2211-9124
ISSN (Online):2211-9124
Published Online:07 April 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Global Food Security 29:100518
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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