China’s urbanization of hundreds of millon migrant workers over the next two decades will require 2 trillon yuan ($300 billion) of investments a year.
Central and local goverments and the market will need to bear the cost of spending on health, education, infrastructure, social security and housing.
—China Development Research Foundation.
If some of these investments are done to create urban farming villages, it can result in positive synergy effects. These can help achieving the goal of improving the migrants’ situation and better their integration in the cities. At the same time we can prevent the demolition of urban villages and improve the food security of China.