Policies for next year’s development of agriculture and rural regions are being mapped out at the government’s annual central rural work conference currently being held in Beijing.
Attended by senior State Council and provincial-level officials, the meeting focuses on boosting farm production and developing modern agriculture. Among the problems faced by China are the frequent price fluctuations of farm produce and the need for a steady increase in grain output and rural incomes.
CRIEnglish.com reported experts as saying China needs to intensify its efforts to safeguard grain supply security, improve rural infrastructure construction, accelerate the transformation of agricultural development, and speed up construction of public cultural services and the social security system.
At the Central Economic Work Conference earlier this month, policy makers agreed to increase subsidies for agricultural production, gradually raise minimum grain purchase prices, and increase investment in the major grain producing areas and water conservation facilities.