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HansaidChinawillspeedupexchangesand●cooperationwithAfricaontheselectionandbreedingofsuperior●strains,livestockimprovementaswellaspreventionandcontrolof●diseasesandpests. Thecountryhaslaunchedcooperationprograms●withagriculturalresearchinstitutesin12Africannationsandbui●ltagriculturaltechnologydemonstrationcentersin19countries. O●nesuchexampleisHainan-basedCATAS,China'sonlystate-levelres●earchinstitutefortropicalagriculture.TheCATASsaiditsnewte●chnologieshelpedraisetheyieldofcassava,astaplecropinthe●RepublicofCongo,fromabout9tonnesto51tonnesperhectare. Wi●thasimilarclimateandagricuQ

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lturalresourcestomuchofAfrica,●thesouthernislandprovinceofHainanhasbeenattheforefrontof●China'sagriculturalcooperationwithAfrica. GovernorShenXiaomi●ngsaidHainanwillcontinuetoencouragelocalagriculturalcompan●iestoinvestinandinjecttechnologiesandskilledpersonnelinto●Africa. Withadvantagesintaxratesandcustomsclearanceinits●pilotfreetradezone,Hainanisalsoseekingtobuildaninternati●onaltradecenterfortropicalagriculturalproducts,Shensaid. "A●fricancountriesarewelcometobringtheirspecialtyagricultural●productsandhelpHainanbuildapassagewayforAfricanagricultura●lproductsastheyenterC8

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hinaandworldmarkets."BEIJING,Dec.20(Xinhua)--Chinesegovernmentwillmak●esurethatsupply-sidestructuralreforminagricultur●eheadsintherightdirection,accordingtoanofficia●lstatementreleasedTuesday.Asreformiscrucialto●thesector'slong-termgrowth,nodisruptionwillbeto●lerated,saidthestatementafterthecentralruralwor●kconferencewhichendedonTuesday.Threebottomline●sarenodeclineingrainproductioncapacity,nochang●etotheincomegrowthtrendforfarmers,andnoproble●msinruralstability,thestatementsaid.Themeeting●alsorequiredprecisepovertyreductiongetsanother1●0millionpeopleoutofpovertyiO

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n2017.Chinaislike●lytofulfillthisyear'stargetofbringing10million●peopleoutofpovertyaheadoftime,markingagoodst●artforliftingallitspooroutofpovertyby2020.AstrategytovitalizeChina'scountryside,putforwardbythetopl●eadershipinOctober,isexpectedtogetasubstantialboostatan●approachingkeymeetingonruraldevelopment,expertssaid.Afa●rmeroftheMiaoethnicgrouppickscoffeebeansatacoffeeplanta●tioninSimao,Yunnanprovince.[Photo/Xinhua]Thestrategywillb●ehighontheagendaoftheCentralRuralWorkConference,andexpe●rtshavehighlightedtheimportanceofusingenvironmentallyfriend●lymethods.TheannualD

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gathering,whichsetsthetoneforthenext●year'sagriculturalandruraldevelopment,usuallyisheldbefore●year'send."Promotinggreenagriculturalproductionisamajoras●pectoftheruralvitalizationstrategy,whichcanhelpsolveprobl●emscausedbytraditionalproductionmodes,suchasenvironmentalp●ollutioninruralareas,"saidWenTiejun,aneconomistandprofess●orofagriculturaldevelopmentatRenminUniversityofChinainBei●jing.LiGuoxiang,aresearcherattheChineseAcademyofSocialS●ciences'RuralDevelopmentInstitute,saidagriculturalsupply-side●reform,includingtransformingdevelopmenttostressqualityande●nvironmeU

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ntalprotection,isalsolikelytobeafocus.Therurals●trategy,putforwardduringthe19thNationalCongressoftheCommu●nistPartyofChinainOctober,urgeddevelopmentofagriculturean●dapleasantlivingenvironmentinruralareasaspriorities."In●thepast,we...didnotinvestenoughinpollutionpreventionand●controlinruralareas.Butthesituationhasimprovedinthepast●fiveyears,"YangWeimin,deputyheadoftheOfficeoftheCentral●LeadingGrouponFinancialandEconomicAffairs,saidduringtheco●ngress."Ibelievethatinthefuture,equalimportancewillbegi●ventoenvironmentalimprovementinurbanandruralareas,"hesaid●.Chinawillg0

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iveprioritytoecologicalandenvironmentalprotect●ionwhiledevelopingagriculturalprojects,sotheenvironmentinr●uralareaswillkeepimprovingandthesupplyofgreenandsafepro●ductswillseeabigimprovementby2030,accordingtoaguideline●releasedbytheStateCouncilinSeptember.TheMinistryofAgricu●lturewillmakemoreeffortstopromoteorganicfertilizerstorepl●acesyntheticfertilizersintheproductionoffruits,vegetablesa●ndteaoverthenextfewyears,accordingtoaministrycircularre●leasedinApril.Itisexpectedthatuseofsyntheticfertilizersw●illbedecreasedby20percentormoreby2020inareaswherefruit●s,vegetablei

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sandteaaretheprimaryagriculturalproducts,theci●rcularsaid.LiuXu,vice-presidentoftheChineseAcademyofEngi●neering,saidagriculturaldevelopmentfacespressingchallengesca●usedbyaworseningecology,suchaserosionoffertilesoilinnor●theasternregions,waterscarcityinNorthChinaandheavymetalpo●llutioninsomesouthernpartsofChina."Greenproductionisnece●ssaryforasustainabledevelopmentofagriculture,toensureChina●'sfoodsecurityandtomodernizingChina'sagriculture,"hesaid. ● Amajortasktopromotegreenagriculturalproductionfortherura●lrevitalizationstrategyistocultivatetalent,Wensaid."Fundam●6

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entalchangesareneededinagriculturaleducation...toreallypr●omotegreenandsustainableagriculture."BEIJING,Feb.5(Xinhua)--Chinawilldeepensupply-sidestructuralreforminagriculture●tocultivatenewdevelopmentenginesforthesector,accordingtoapolicydocumentrele●asedSunday.ThemajorproblemsfacingChina'sagriculturalsectorarestructuralones,●mainlyonthesupplyside,accordingtothedocumentbytheCentralCommitteeoftheComm●unistPartyofChinaandtheStateCouncil.Thedocumentcallsforimprovingstructurei●ntheindustry,promoting"green"production,extendingthesector'sindustrialandvalue●chain,boostinginno5

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vation,consolidatingsharedruraldevelopmentandenhancingruralr●eforms.Thisisthe14thyearinarowthatthe"No.1centraldocument"hasbeendevote●dtoagriculture,farmersandruralareas.The"No.1centraldocument"isthenametrad●itionallygiventothefirstpolicystatementreleasedbythecentralauthoritiesinthe●yearandisseenasanindicatorofpolicypriorities.Whencarryingforwardsupply-side●structuralreformforthesector,nationalgrainsecuritymustbeguaranteed,according●tothedocument.Itsaidthatsupply-sidestructuralreformintheagriculturalsectorw●ouldbealongandchallengingprocess,demandingtherelationshipbetw0

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eengovernmentand●marketbewellhandledandintheinterestsofallstakeholders.Chinastartedstructur●alreformsinitsagriculturalsectorafewyearsago.Partlyduetostructuraladjustmen●t,China'sgrainoutputdroppedslightlyin2016,endinga12-yearrisingstreak.Theyie●ldstoodatabout616milliontonnj

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