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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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