Pardee Student Publishes Research on China Food Security

Brooke Jardine (MAIA, Pardee ’21) published an article in the Spring 2021 edition of Sinospherea student-run research journal affiliated with the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy – on Chinese food security. Jardine originally wrote the paper for a class taught by Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy and Director of the Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center).

Sinosphere focuses on original graduate student research on Chinese domestic policy, national security, and foreign affairs in order to improve graduate student participation on these important topics.

In her article, titled “Food Security in China: Challenges, Policies, and Projections,” Jardine seeks to determine how China’s recent trend towards increasing food imports threatens its security. Her paper analyzes recent literature and studies regarding climate change and food production in China while also looking at current Chinese policies in this field. This analysis determines that China is unlikely to be food insecure in the coming decades, having ample productive and import capacity to meet the rising and changing demands of its citizens.

Jardine’s full article can be read online. Read the full issue of Sinosphere online.