We look for a fruitful collaboration

For over three years, IAS officer Sumita Dawra was posted at the Indian mission in Beijing. During this period Dawra got to observe several aspects of the Chinese economy and society. The following is an excerpt from a book she wrote based on those observations. Being curious about the agricultural system in China, I got my […]

via An Indian bureaucrat is amazed by China’s ability to grow crops without soil — Quartz

Chinas’ soft power projection

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle. The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have unveiled a key to answering one of…

via Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it — Quartz