The 29th China Yangling Agricultural High-Tech Fair is to be held in the Yangling Demonstration Area of Shaanxi province from September 15 to 19. It is expected to accelerate innovation-driven development in agricultural science and technology and boost international cooperation in the sector. Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST), the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Shaanxi provincial government, the fair will organize a total of 11 major events including the 2022 Yangling Modern Agriculture High-end Forum, the 2022 Shanghai Cooperation Organization Modern Agricultural Development Roundtable Conference and the China-Africa Agricultural Exchange and Cooperation Practice and Prospect Seminar.
Focusing on improving the quality and efficiency of modern agriculture and “being safe, orderly and high-level”, this year’s fair is to be conducted in a combined model of pavilion, cloud exhibition and field exhibition. The pavilion model enables exhibitors and visitors to communicate and negotiate face-to-face; the cloud exhibition realizes visual presentation and interactive communication through display, negotiation, transaction and service; the field exhibition demonstrates the transformation of modern agricultural scientific and technological achievements. Up to now, 59 exhibition groups and 358 companies have completed the decoration of the cloud exhibition hall and the release of exhibits, produced 11 practical technical lecture videos, and will carry out seven special online promotion activities.
Shi Gaoling, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Yangling Demonstration Area and Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Yangling Demonstration Area, said this year’s fair has especially strengthened the protection of intellectual property rights on the platform and the cybersecurity guarantee of the system’s online operation, allowing global audiences to browse the exhibition without leaving home. Shi said that the fair will showcase new achievements, latest technologies and innovative models in agri- cultural science and technology. “We set up four concentrated exhibition areas to display new varieties of the modern seed industry, safe and high-quality agricultural products and new agricultural machinery.” He said the fair will also create a new platform for international cooperation in agricultural scientific and technological achievements, policies, technologies and trade with representatives from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). First held in 1994, the fair is an agricultural high-tech exhibition with international influence, the China Daily reports.