The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) held a workshop on tropical agricultural development strategies in Haikou on September 25, 2020.
The Workshop brought together experts and scholars nationwide to discuss tropical agricultural development in China. It is agreed on the Workshop that tropical agriculture, an indispensable part of agricultural development in China remains to be tapped yet.
There is an urgent need to introduce pro-tropical agriculture policy at the national level. Participants called for cultivating R&D team in tropical agriculture, fostering modern tropical agricultural industry, and uplifting international cooperation in tropical agriculture. In such a way, tropical agriculture will serve as a reliable source of strategically important materials and secure the effective supply of featured products while boosting rural revitalization and the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Workshop reiterated that technological innovation represents a driving force behind the advancement of tropical agriculture. The CATAS, mandated with research on tropical agriculture, stays committed to research and innovation in tropical agriculture field and will inject fresh momentum into the development of tropical agriculture in China.