Understanding China's foreign agriculture investments in the developing world

China’s investment in foreign agriculture totaled $26 billion in 2016, with investments in 100 countries. But this may just be the tip of the iceberg. A new report by the United States Department of Agriculture to understand both the scale and purpose of foreign investment in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.

China’s agricultural investment abroad is rising

China’s agricultural investment abroad grew more than tenfold in less than a decade and parallels its emergence as a major importer of agricultural commodities. But the focus of investments are shifting from farming and raw materials to business acquisition.