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Digital Transformation of China's Agriculture - Ressources, Trade and Food Security

The need for high-quality, healthy and varied nutrition is increasing worldwide. For some years now, it has been hoped that digitization strategies will help to make domestic production and grocery chains more sustainable, more crisis-proof and more resource-efficient.

The central aim of the DITAC project is the analysis and evaluation of digitization processes in the Chinese agriculture and food industry with regard to their effects on production, resource use and trade. Based on a systematic recording of the status quo of digital agriculture in China, econometric and behavioral analyzes of the adaptation and implementation of selected technologies as well as an empirical estimate of the economic and ecological consequences are carried out. The knowledge gained should serve as a basis for a discussion of future development paths and impact assessment of digital transformation processes from a global perspective. At the same time, they provide important information regarding the effects on international trade relations.

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18 September 2023

Data collection on the use of digital technologies in Chinese agriculture

The DITAC project team has accomplished a fruitful two-week field mission in Hubei, China, from August 5th to August 18th, 2023. Together with Chinese partner, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), and local enumerators, IAMO researchers, Hua…

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08 May 2023

Interview with DITAC Researcher in China Daily

As part of our farm data collection last year, initial results have now been published in the "China Daily", China's largest English-language newspaper. As part of the "Expert Views" series, IAMO researcher Lena Kuhn was interviewed about the…

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02 September 2022

Taking stock of year one - DITAC Project Meeting

On August 30, the DITAC team held a fruitful project working meeting to review the progress and plan for the next steps.

The IAMO team and representatives from the project partners, i.e., China Agricultural University (CAU), the Institute of…

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