Are China's Farms Growing?

  title={Are China's Farms Growing?},
  author={Xianqing Ji and Scott Rozelle and Jikun Huang and Linxiu Zhang and Tonglong Zhang},
  journal={Institutions \& Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues eJournal},
China's agricultural sector faces challenges because most farms are still small scale. China's policy is to encourage the consolidation of farms and promote farms that are larger in scale. A question that arises is: Are China's farms growing? The goal of the present paper is to determine whether large farms in China have emerged or if farms remain small. To meet this goal, we systematically document the trends in the operational sizes of China's farms and measure the determinants of changes in… 
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