The Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) of the MARA held a virtual seminar on agricultural cooperation along the Belt and Road on June 18-19, 2020.
Comprising several sessions, the Seminar aims at charting the course and setting goals for agricultural cooperation along the Belt and Road for the next five years. The Seminar reviewed experience and good practices for deepening international agricultural cooperation, and identified priorities of areas for future cooperation. Experts illustrated the feasibility and rationale of modes, pathways, areas and key players in agricultural cooperation.
The Seminar focused on how to secure diverse and stable supply of major agricultural products in China, how to facilitate the integration of the Chinese agricultural enterprises into the global supply chain, and how to build up industrial chains. The Seminar also analyzed the emerging challenges and tasks facing agricultural cooperation along the Belt and Road amid the global pandemic.
In total, 11 experts from universities, institutions and think tanks and 8 heads of competent authorities from provincial-level regions addressed the Seminar. The Seminar set its main venue in the MARA and sub-venues in some cities, attracting over 180 participants.
Mr. Xie Jianmin, Deputy Director-General of the International Cooperation Department of the MARA, and Mr. Feng Yong, FECC Deputy Director-General co-chaired the Seminar.