Monthly Archives: June 2013

China vignettes 3 – Around the Pearl River Delta 1

Downtown Guangzhou by night, from the river and suburbs by day The contrast between the high-rise, brightly lit at night, bustling city, with multiple level road flyovers and the rural areas around it is striking. On our first trip out … Continue reading

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China vignettes 2 – Water in China

One key challenge for China in general is water. Its green revolution, that has seen its per capita food production rise more than three fold since the 1960s, has been achieved by major inputs of fertilizer, irrigation, plastic film, and … Continue reading

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China vignettes 1 – impressions

Astounding 1600 yr old rice terraces, expanding cities, surprising labour shortages, huge organic vegetable production by Guangzhou, small village plots, recent science on soils, water and roots. These are the topics running round my head as I wait for the … Continue reading

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