The Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), established in December 1995 at      the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 2000, is now one of the seven core research areas in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of CAS. CCAP is also one of the first to be awarded the distinction of “Innovative Research Group” by China’s National Natural Science Foundation. CCAP is comprised of a group of motivated and vibrant young economists dedicated to pursuing CCAP’s aims of analyzing policies related to food, agriculture, natural resource and environmental issues in China, and helping formulate practical and feasible policies for the development and modernization of rural China.