The 24th China Agricultural Products Processing Industry Investment and Trade Fair was held on 26-28 September 2021, in Zhumadian, Henan Province. Wang Kai, Governor of Henan Province, announced the opening of the fair. Vice Minister Liu Huanxin and Vice Governor Wu Guoding delivered speeches at the opening ceremony.
The event was held both online and offline and co-sponsored by the MARA and the Henan Provincial Government. With the theme of “Improving the Agricultural Products Processing Industry and Creating a Complete Agricultural Industry Chain,” the Fair highlighted the high-quality development of the agricultural products processing industry, serving as a platform for cooperation, demonstration and promotion of premier quality products and brand products.
Vice Minister Liu Huanxin noted that industry revitalization is a top priority for rural revitalization and the agricultural products processing industry is an essential component of rural industry. Being a major pillar of the national economy, the agricultural products processing industry plays a significant role in invigorating rural industry, increasing income for farmers and accelerating the modernization of agriculture and rural areas. He stressed the need to fully leverage the agricultural products processing industry to support the development of a complete industrial chain for agriculture.
This Fair covered a total exhibition area of 54,000 square meters and accommodated a series of activities, such contract signing, promotion for international agricultural products processing industry parks, promotion of agro-specialty products from previously impoverished areas, and a forum on the development of specialty industrial clusters.
Representatives from UN agencies, embassies and consulates based in China and academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering attended the opening ceremony. The event attracted over 4,000 enterprises from 28 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country.