According to a plan released by the State Council on October 20th, China plans to take more measures to develop modern agriculture in the next five years. The objective is to build an efficient, environment-friendly and resource-saving agriculture, maintain the supply of agricultural products and improve farmers’ income.
The national output of grain in 2020 is expected to reach 550 million tonnes, 50 million tonnes more than in 2015. China’s productivity is expected to increase to more than 47,000 yuan, compared with just 30,000 yuan in 2015.
The plan also called for the expansion of external cooperation of agriculture industry, with efforts to optimize cooperation layout and promote the healthy development of the trade of agricultural products.