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International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology, 3rd, (ICMET-China 2011), Volumes 1–3
Yi Xie
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The paper introduces the development status of the entire agriculture in China, from general understanding of agricultural society and natural environment to analysis of their further features. Regarding of agriculture development, this paper analyzes many difficulties and contradictions, such as regional economic policies, agricultural production and marketing, regional layout and comparative advantage of production, industrial restructuring and commodity production, agriculture science development, agriculture population and labor force, agriculture science talents, agricultural ecological environment, agricultural management system and agricultural inputs etc.. These difficulties in the West share many commonalities. Discussing the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of agriculture development, especially the impact after enter into WTO, according to the actual work thinking, on agricultural development in West that are comparative backward areas, the paper proposes several suggestions—raising the need to rely on their own terms, identifying their own advantage, constructing better environment for technological progress and institutional innovation, changing agricultural growth way, seizing the opportunity, utilizing “post-advantage” to realize leaps in development and developing the “Four Seasons of Agriculture” as the target of characteristic agriculture.

Key Words
1. Introduction
2. China's Agriculture Features and Situation Analysis
3. Responses and Suggestions
4. Summary
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