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Post time 2011-4-1 13:03:24 |Display all floors
As China is unlikely to be able to support more population (unlike USA, which now has 30 million illegals to do such work as "fruit picking", "meat abattoir-cutting-packing", "fish-prawn-crab processing, packing", "tea, coffee, cocoa" harvesting, processing, packing etc.)

and as FARMERS in China is increasing productivity, better incomes - China needs to start R&D to produce CHEAP ROBOT - to do harvest especially the pick, pluck, cut agriculture products. It also needs AUTOMATION to do the post harvest processing, cleaning, packing!

Simple PLA-CNSA technology can be transfered to an ROBOTIC & AUTOMATION INSTITUTE to ensure the HUGE, VARIED HARVEST of China "Intensive agriculture" will be "adequately" manned - without need to import FOREIGN labour!

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Post time 2011-4-1 13:05:37 |Display all floors

A tracked "electric" powered robot

.........to "spot", "target" and gently pick/cut fruit orchards is needed.

The equipment should cost less than a cheap BYD car. (or less than Rmb30,000 per unit)
By year 2020, salaries will rise in rural and urban, by 2030, we might have shortage of rural 3D labour!

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Post time 2011-4-4 13:37:20 |Display all floors

By year 2020, entry wages labour

...........will begin to be "relatively more expensive" - above US$3,000 a year! (2010 value)

and by year 2030 - we could see entry wages to be above US$6,000 a year (2010 value)! The cheapest BYD car cost Rmb30,000 or US$5,000! If we can "automate" fruit harvesting, it could be possible to replace the rmb18,000 a year farm worker, and the family fruit farm only need to invest in a cheaper than Rmb20,000 "harvest unit".

This will take advantage of the PLA-CNSA technologies and private automotive giants in low cost small electric car frames!  It's only a matter of "PLA targeting video technology" - add in a "fruit" or "tea leaf" recognition software, and use "PLA-CNSA technology in developing "external mechanical arms" for it's deep dive submersibles, or space exoskeleton working mechanical arm technologies!

Suitable AGRICULTURE BANK, hire purchase or creation of "harvester lease"equipment will make all this viable!

This will create "leisure time available" farmers in China's villages especially when it's needed post 2020 labour cost crunch!

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Post time 2011-4-5 12:05:04 |Display all floors

Multi disciplinary activity will ensure

..........China will solve all her major problems!

Overpopulation, food yields, water stress, foreign power interference,  littoral water territorial struggle, energy access.

Step by step.
and "Forward planning".

This tread is for "solving" the "3-D" problem in the near future - no further than less than 2 decade at most!

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Post time 2011-4-6 11:46:47 |Display all floors

Would China allow itself to have the "American dilemma"?

While China's PLA/CNSA research is done to "ensure China wide security" in space, air, land, sea, under sea, sea bed - USA is increasingly needing their military to ensure it's US$ mint, USA access to all kind of products including food stuffs!

OR

would China allow itself to become an American US$ zone niche producer?

This is the decision of the present generation of Chinese leaders.

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Post time 2011-4-7 12:56:30 |Display all floors

The trouble of the 3D labour in agriculture

...................it produces the vital food ingredient in GOURMET restaurants.

China cannot afford to "loose productivity" in it's "haste" for Industrial Agriculture! From data, China produces 2x more than USA, and about 8X more than the third rival, India - with only 230 million tonnes of agriculture commodities!

We need our FARMING BUSINESS FAMILIES!
Not only bigger yields but wider range of products!

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Post time 2011-4-7 12:59:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2011-4-7 10:26 AM
8X more than the third rival, India - with only 230 million tonnes of agriculture commodities!


Haha, quote your facts or statistics please

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