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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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26 July 2022

Data collection launched

On July 15, DITAC's farm-level data collection was launched. The large-scale data survey are conducted in five agricultural production provinces in Sichuan, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, and Hunan, covering the three major agricultural production...

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26 March 2022

Online Kick-off of the Research Program " Modern China Research" of the BMBF

On March 17, the DITAC team participated in the online kick-off of the BMBF research program " Modern China Research" . The BMBF funding measure "Modern China Research" contributes to a sound and up-to-date knowledge base on the Chinese science,...

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16 November 2021

Project Kickoff

On November 11, the DITAC project officially launched with an online kickoff event. IAMO director and project leader Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben emphasizes: "In view of the current global challenges, it is becoming clearer than ever that international...

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