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Improving China's food and environmental security with conservation agriculture
China has achieved impressive increases in agricultural output in recent decades. Yet, past approaches centred on a growing use of fertilizers, pesticides, fuel and water are not likely to achieve the required 30–50% additional increases in food production by mid-century. We show that efficiencies of production are falling and the costs of environmental harm are increasing. Agricultural innovations that improve natural capital are urgently needed. Conservation agriculture (CA) is now practiseddoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3179377.v1 fatcat:7k6oledqzbfhndj5i2h6ppya2y