China industry spotlight: Agriculture
There’s nothing we all have more in common than the need to eat. Agriculture plays an important role in today’s society, especially as our world population continues to climb. The field of agriculture involves a wide range of jobs including new technology benefiting this industry, analyzing the environment or doing science-related work to improve agriculture around the world. Agriculture is more than just being a farmer, it is understanding the whole process of today’s food chain and what we can do to improve the quality of the earth’s soil and thus improve the quality of our food. There has been a big debate recently about the advancement of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Many believe it is not natural to eat unnatural food, but proponents of GMOs site the many benefits that GMOs provide such as not beings susceptible to insects which allows more food to be grown.
China is a giant in terms of agriculture. Almost 1/5 of China’s population are engaged in farming activities. China primarily produces rice, wheat, potatoes and shockingly enough, tea. However, the majority of China’s farming has great room for development as farming styles have changed little in the past one thousand years.
China also is lacking in arable land making feeding the 1.3 billion inhabitants a difficult task. As a result, China has been importing more and more food in order to meet demand. They are desperately in need of creative ideas to get the most out of their land and to improve the cost of food and food variety so that even the poorest Chinese person can get all the proper nutrition they need.
Gi2C Group can help you find an agriculture internship and learn more about China’s unique culture along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Regular agricultural and pesticide inspections
- Checking on the health of the crops and variances
- Quality control
- Finding solutions to farmers problems
- Noting environmental damage
- Maintains, organizes and archives all project related documents
- Proactively looks for ways to assist project completion
Experience and qualifications
Preferably a graduate with a Bachelors in Agriculture or an undergraduate currently pursuing a degree in science. Some relevant work experience with crops is useful. The ability to work actively outdoors with limited supervision is essential.