The 23rd China Agricultural Products Processing Industry Investment and Trade Fair was held in Zhumadian, Henan Province on Sept. 6-8. Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Liu Huanxin and Vice Governor of Henan Province Wu Guoding attended and addressed the fair.
With the theme “Innovation Guides Agro-Processing Industry, Industry Vitalization Promotes Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects”, the fair featured a new model combining both online and offline events. During the fair, 182 key cooperation programs of agro-processing industry were signed, with a total value of RMB 85.8 billion yuan.
It was noted that agro-processing industry, rooted in rural areas, is an extension of crop and animal farming sectors. This industry plays an essential role in guiding value creation, green development, innovation and brand building in the modernization of agriculture and rural areas. Over the past two decades, the fair has grown into a platform bringing together raw material suppliers, manufacturers, buyers and investors.
This year’s fair featured an exhibition area of 54,000 square meters and diversified activities, including signing ceremonies of key program contracts and promotion of agro-specialties from poverty-striken areas. It attracted over 30,000 visitors and 4,000 domestic agro-processing enterprises from 28 provinces (including autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government). In addition, 260 China-based foreign businesses from 31 countries or regions also participated in this event.