30 November 2023, China: Chain Expo is the world’s first national exhibition with the theme of supply chain. Taking chain as its name and medium, more than 500 companies and institutions from all over the world display new technologies, new products, and new services and seek new opportunities for cooperation and development. The first Chain Expo has five major chain and supply chain service exhibition areas, including smart automobile chain, green agricultural chain, clean energy chain, digital technology chain, and healthy life chain.
Among them, the green agricultural chain exhibition area is about 14,100 square meters, with 65 companies participating in the exhibition, displaying core technologies, products and services in key links from “pastoral” to “dining table”. Today’s time and space observation, we will focus on this chain that is closely related to people’s dining tables. The focus is on the following questions: What is a green agricultural chain and what links does it cover? In the green agricultural chain exhibition area, whether it is rice, flour, grains and oils, fruits, or wine, the green code of these high-quality agricultural products is hidden in their original form: seeds. Seeds are the “chips” of agriculture and the foundation of agricultural modernization. How do seeds affect the development of my country’s agricultural industry chain? This year’s Central Government Document No. 1 mentions the need to implement in-depth actions to revitalize the seed industry. What impact will the revitalization of the seed industry have on my country’s agricultural industry chain? As a major agricultural country, China is both a supply side and a demand side. What role does China play in the global agricultural supply chain? Follow reporters from CCTV to take a look at the green agricultural chain exhibition area.
What is the green agricultural chain and what links does it cover?
After visiting the exhibition area, I found that the green agricultural chain exhibition area of the Chain Expo is very different from the agricultural agricultural product exhibition areas in other previous exhibitions. What is the green agricultural chain and what links does it cover?
Green agricultural chain: food from the fields to the table
I am a “small farmer”, and my full name is “Green Agriculture Chain”. Your three meals a day are closely related to me. My biggest characteristic is that I am “the head of the grain and the tail of the food, and the head of the farmer and the tail of the worker”. Simply put, I connect the whole process of food from the fields to your table. Agricultural research and development, production, processing, storage and transportation, sales, brand, experience, consumption and service together constitute me. Green is my base color. Take corn as an example. In the sowing process, chemical fertilizers and pesticides are reduced and more organic fertilizers are used. In the growing process, water-saving technologies such as drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation are used. After harvesting, the straw can be used as feed or returned directly to the fields. Green planting methods allow us to get more green and high-quality agricultural products. Some agricultural products can enter the market directly; others enter the intensive processing link. Intelligent manufacturing and fresh-keeping technology maintain the taste and nutrition of agricultural products to the greatest extent; in the circulation link, cold chain logistics opens up green channels for agricultural products; in the sales link, packaging reduction and biodegradable packaging carry out the concept of “carbon reduction” to the end. At the same time, the recycling model of turning waste into treasure has deepened my background. The peel and pomace can be turned into animal feed after fermentation, and the wastewater and fertilizer produced by the farm can be treated as organic fertilizer and returned to the fields. There are also ecological planting and breeding models such as aquaponics, fish-rice symbiosis, shrimp-rice symbiosis, and duck-rice symbiosis. This entire green chain, from farmland to factories, from farmers to consumers, can be traced to your dining table with the help of digital technology. There are also a large number of participants connected by me, including leading enterprises, farmers’ cooperatives, family farms, farmers and breeding companies, agricultural supplies, scientific research teams, technical training and other various entities. They are involved in agricultural production, processing, circulation, services, etc. The whole chain development of each link ultimately forms the entire process of safe, nutritious and healthy food supply.
How do seeds affect the development of my country’s agricultural industry chain?
“Grain starts with food, food ends with food” and “farm starts with industry and industry ends”. The entire industrial chain of green agriculture starts from the source and goes through every link of production, processing, circulation and sales. The entire process can be traced back to your dining table, making food safer and more accessible. Agriculture adds more value. In the green agricultural chain exhibition area of the first Chain Expo, more than 60 companies from around the world not only brought core technologies in key links of the entire chain from “pastoral” to “dining table”, but also of course a wide variety of green agricultural products. Whether it is rice, flour, grains and oils, fruits, or wine, the green code of these high-quality agricultural products is hidden in their original form: seeds. Seeds are the “chips” of agriculture and the foundation of agricultural modernization. So, how do seeds affect the development of my country’s agricultural industry chain?
What impact will the revitalization of the seed industry have on my country’s agricultural industry chain?
The seed industry is an important guarantee for high-quality agricultural development and a strategic choice to ensure national food security and the supply of important agricultural products. This year’s Central Government Document No. 1 mentions the need to implement in-depth actions to revitalize the seed industry. What impact will the revitalization of the seed industry have on my country’s agricultural industry chain?
The revitalization of the seed industry is the core of ensuring national food security.
Create a modern seed industry chain and achieve self-reliance and self-reliance in the seed industry.
China promotes continuous improvement of the resilience of green agricultural supply chain
Green is the background color of agriculture, and ecology is the foundation of agriculture. Green development has become an important driving force for world economic growth, especially economic recovery in the post-epidemic era. Over the years, my country has continued to expand green agricultural trade and ensure the resilience of the agricultural product supply chain. From 2001 to 2022, China’s agricultural trade volume increased from US$27.9 billion to US$334.3 billion, with an average annual growth rate of 12.6%; the export volume of agricultural products increased by an average annual rate of 9.1%, and the import volume increased by an average annual rate of 15.4%. As a major agricultural country, China is both a supply side and a demand side. What role does China play in the global agricultural supply chain?
Chinese agriculture occupies an important position in the global agricultural product supply chain.
The production efficiency of agriculture continues to improve, and the industrial integration of agriculture continues to deepen.
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