Crop Biotech Update

China's Ten Measures to Promote Transformation of Traditional Agriculture

May 11, 2012

Mr. Zhang Laiwu, Vice Minister of Science and Technology of People Republic of China, announced at a news conference held by the State Council Information Office that China will take ten measures to promote the transformation from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture.

The 10 measures are: 

  •  Implement agricultural science and technology key special programs; 
  •  Start the action for seed industry science and technology innovation; 
  •  Extensively promote the sci-tech commissioners' rural technology entrepreneurial process; 
  •  Actively promote the construction of the new rural S&T service system; 
  • Accelerate the construction of national agricultural S&T park;
  • Speed up the rural information service; 
  • Deepen the reform of rural science and technology plan management;
  • Continue to increase investment in agricultural S&T;
  • Strengthen agricultural S&T innovation platform; 
  • Vigorously cultivate agricultural S&T personnel.

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