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China has stepped up technological support for the cultivation of winter wheat, soybeans and corn to help stabilize crop yields and ensure supply, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Technology services should be promoted to help farmers solve problems and popularize advanced technologies.

Five provinces – Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan and Shaanxi – will receive technical advice from expert teams dispatched by the ministry, as floods swept through these areas last fall and put pressure on crops this year. . Online training courses have been offered to more than 800,000 people through the national agricultural technology and education cloud platform, according to the ministry.

Chinese policymakers fully understand that the future of China’s agricultural sector lies in agricultural modernization, and that the key to advancing agricultural modernization lies in the development of technology. All are crucial imperatives for China and are therefore cited in the 14th Five-Year Plan.

Current agricultural policies aim to improve crop quality and nutrition, which means teaching farmers how to maintain yields without overusing fertilizers and pesticides. China has formulated a vision for the future of agriculture. The nation must improve the quality of arable land using high quality agricultural infrastructure and techniques.

This is why building a modern agricultural ecosystem is important and where the digital and technological platform can make a huge difference, an example being that China can now provide information on local weather conditions and threats of bad weather. weeds and insects to allow farmers to confidently increase yields. and reduce the use of pesticides.

With modern farming platforms and smart farming technology, including drone and satellite imagery and model modeling, China can provide farmers across the country with the support they need, transforming mobile phones from farmers into smart environmental tools and resources. These transformations are already underway and will help Chinese farmers quickly transition to modern and highly efficient farming techniques. At the same time, reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides and save water.

With the help of agri-tech and a new business model that relies on digital innovation across the agricultural value chain, smallholder farmers can benefit from a huge and supportive ecosystem. And for the consumers they ultimately serve, the system can also solve their problems. Modern digital agricultural services enable full product traceability, giving consumers the ability to scan a code to see information about farm location, harvest date and sustainability.

Making agricultural production more sustainable and environmentally friendly, while digitally connecting farmers to consumers who consume their food, represents not only the trend of Chinese agriculture, but also the future of global agricultural development. It is important to carry out and expand farmer training and capacity building projects around the world, using scientific and technological research and development to help farmers respond quickly to problems encountered in production agriculture, including how to combat climate change, abnormal weather conditions and other challenges.

According to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China will strengthen its efforts to create higher yields and better quality production of major varieties of food crops, and self-sufficiency in major varieties of livestock and poultry. by 2030 by deploying the technology, as reported by OpenGov. Asia. China released an action plan to promote the national seed industry late last month in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, where the scientific breeding and research base of China is located. Nanfan.

The plan sets out the theoretical, scientific and technological developments needed by the industry to improve seed varieties and grain yields, and ensure the protection of national germplasm resources. Since the start of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), China’s ability to innovate breeding technologies has steadily increased. However, China is still developing breeding theories and key technologies.