China is a gigantic country with vast natural diversity, vast reserves of fresh water, fertile land that allows for all kinds of crops and animal production. Still, it also has more than 1.4 billion people who need to be fed every day. So what has the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) done, and what is it doing to ensure food for its citizens?

Since 2015 various reasons have led China to drastically reduce its agricultural production, leading to fears and disputes about its ability to guarantee the food sovereignty so proclaimed by the CCP.