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China's agriculture drawbacks: too little land, too many tiny plots

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This farm in Yantai, Shandong, is operated by Penglai Hesheng Agricultural Technology Development Co - its GM is Ms Ma, above - and is huge by Chinese standards.

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This farm in Yantai, Shandong, is operated by Penglai Hesheng Agricultural Technology Development Co - its GM is Ms Ma, above - and is huge by Chinese standards.

Beijing

CHINA'S agricultural landscape can be summed up fairly simply: it has too little arable land, divided into too many tiny plots, tended by too many farmers, who are mostly too old. And much of the soil is contaminated.

Four-fifths of the nation's farmland is divided up into

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