Removing border protection on wheat and rice: effects on rural income and food self-sufficiency in China

In this paper, I use the Monash Multi-Country model – a dynamic Computable General Equilibrium model of China, Australia and the Rest of the World – to analyse the effects of removing border protection on wheat and rice in China. The analysis points to the possibility that removing border protection on wheat and rice may lead to an increase in rural income in China. This is mainly due to the following two factors. First, removing border protection on wheat and rice not only leads to a contraction in agricultural activities, but also leads to an expansion in manufacturing and services activities. Second, on average, rural households in China obtain over half of their income from manufacturing and services activities.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/118533
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/118533
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 52, Issue 2
Page range:
113-131
Total Pages:
19




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