The 24th China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair Opens, Highlighting Poverty Alleviation

2017-11-07 11:27:39 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Opening Ceremony of the 24th China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair on Nov 5

The China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair (CAF), known as the Olympic Games of Chinese agriculture, had its 24th edition opened on the morning of Nov 5. Themed on “Belt and Road to Boost Agricultural Modernization”, and appointing Serbia as the guest country of honor, the 5-day 24th CAF will conduct some 20 programs of international exchanges on promoting multi-level international agricultural cooperation in a variety of sectors and forms, attracting countries along the Belt and Road Initiative extensively to attend.

The current CAF provides 4 indoor exhibition halls and 7 outdoor exhibition zones, covering a total area of 188,000 square meters, with 2,280 standard booths offered, and nearly 100 programs of activities will be conducted in the 8 categories of international agricultural cooperation and exchanges, seminar on modern agricultural development, exhibition of modern featured agriculture, which have attracted 57 countries and regions to attend. With a view to raising the level of marketing and specialization, the 24th CAF offers 43 agriculture-related specialized exhibitions, with more than 3,000 agriculture-related enterprises and more than 1,900 items of high agricultural technology to be showcased.

Centering on international agricultural cooperation and exchanges, the current CAF will be themed on “Belt and Road: Consultation - Co-building - Sharing”, with a number of promotion activities staged including the “Belt and Road” Agricultural Cooperation Roundtable, exhibition of agricultural achievement of “Belt and Road” countries, “Belt and Road” modern agriculture promotion talks and the signing ceremony of cooperative projects, which aim to advance the construction of “Belt and Road” modern agricultural cooperation center in Yangling Demonstration Zone. The number of participating countries from the route along the Belt and Road Initiative is 35, accounting for 70% of the total.

Compared with the past editions, the current CAF highlights the technological support provided to industries for poverty alleviation, with pavilion of poverty alleviation established, where 670 standard booths are provided. Themed on “poverty alleviation and overall well-off society”, the exhibition will be focused on the two categories of Poverty Alleviation by Technology and Poverty Alleviation by Industries, with a number of items such as targeted poverty alleviation, poverty alleviation by Yangling Agricultural Technology, poverty alleviation efforts of regions in Shaanxi Province, “First Party Secretary” in rural areas of Shaanxi Province, poverty alleviation by press media, poverty alleviation of husbandry. Meanwhile, the 1st edition of Yangling Poverty Alleviation Forum will be held, which will contribute “Yangling Force” to the poverty alleviation efforts in Shaanxi Province and across China by demonstrating effects and achievements of poverty alleviation and exchanging modes and approaches of poverty alleviation.

With a view to fueling the in-depth integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry and Yangling modern agriculture, the 24th CAF will stage exhibition of UAV for agriculture for the first time, which will be divided into dynamic and static demonstration. In the static exhibition area there are a flight demonstration zone of 4,000 square meters and a static demonstration zone of 3,000 square meters, where some 150 UAVs of some 10 models will be presented. In addition, a flight operation demonstration zone of 4,000 square meters is also provided, where sprinkling of insecticide and other agricultural flight operation by UAVs will be demonstrated non-stop during the period of 9:30 to 17:00 from Nov 5 to 9.

As another innovation item of the consultation service program by one hundred experts in the 24th CAF, the “Agricultural Expert” App will enable participants to raise questions to experts by scanning the 2D code and downloading the app, or to see the videoed lectures for more information with regard to agricultural production.

“With a view to creating a CAF that never closes, the current CAF launches ‘exhibition by VR technology’, by which the real and virtual exhibition will be synchronized and extended in the form of a 3D Internet panorama of exhibition, to bring more opportunities of publicity and cooperation for participating enterprises and to raise the digitalization of the CAF significantly,” said Hu Shizhong, Deputy Chief of Exhibition Bureau of Yangling Demonstration Zone.

In addition, the 24th CAF will highlight free trade area, with promotion conference of Yangling Area of China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone and international cooperation projects to be held, which is intended to intensify the “bringing in” and “going out” efforts to enhance the level of opening up of Yangling.

Secretary of Communist Party of China Shaanxi Committee Hu Heping said that the 24th CAF is an important measure to deepen the supply-side structural reform in agriculture, to cultivate the new driving force of rural development, which will play an active role in speeding up agricultural and rural modernization, increasing income of farmers and making great achievements in the international exchanges and cooperation of the “Belt and Road Initiative”.

Over the past 23 years, the CAF has attracted more than 10,000 agriculture-related enterprises and educational and research institutions, 26 million traders and visitors from the 31 provinces of China and more than 70 countries such as the US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Malaysia to attend, achieving a trade volume of 770 billion yuan and producing remarkable social and economic benefits. CAF has become an important platform of demonstration and promotion of science and technology achievements in agriculture of China and an important showcase of international agricultural exchanges and cooperation.

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