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With the Same Population of 1.4 Billion, Why Does India Export a Large Amount of Food While China Imports Worldwide?

China and India, each with populations exceeding 1.4 billion, exhibit stark contrasts in their agricultural practices and policies. China has achieved self-sufficiency in staple crops and continues to import a variety of foods to diversify its dietary options and safeguard against food security challenges. Despite lower productivity and ongoing nutritional challenges within its own population, India has become the world’s largest exporter of rice, leveraging agriculture as a crucial economic pillar to address foreign exchange shortages and economic needs. This divergence highlights the complex interplay between agricultural technology, geographic conditions, economic strategies, and the imperative of food security in shaping national policies.

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