FACTORS THAT HAVE FAVORED IRRIGATION FARMING IN CHINA

FACTORS THAT HAVE FAVORED IRRIGATION FARMING IN CHINA

FACTORS THAT HAVE FAVORED IRRIGATION FARMING IN CHINA.

  • Presence of extensive land that has enabled large scale farming with extension of farms especially in the west.
  • Abundant water supply from rivers such as pearl, Yangtze and Huang supplementing on the unreliable rainfall.




  • The existing desert climate in the north central and western parts with hot temperatures and unreliable rainfall that limit proper crop growth necessitating irrigation.
  • Presence of relatively fertile soils of the losses type that are abundant in arid areas of china promoting irrigation to ensure production.
  • The supportive government policy that aimed at putting to proper use the marginalized desert land in order to improve food productivity.
  • The growing population of china that required more food for survival yet government expenses on imported food were rising hence resorting to irrigation farming
  • A large population which offers cheap abundantlabor to work on the irrigated farms.
  • Presence of large sums of capital to build canals, ditches and aqueducts to facilitate irrigation.
  • The growing levels of industrialization that require raw materials for massive production especially the agro-based industries necessitated irrigation farming.




  • Appropriate technology used in farming e.g. the use of canals and drip irrigation which encouraged smooth running of the irrigated crop field.
  • Introduction of the green revolution by the government of china. This enhanced modern agricultural practices such as the growing of vegetable fruits and arable crops at specific temperatures with maximum supervision which encourages irrigation farming.

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