Hunan Agricultural Industry Witnesses Rapid Growth

Updated:2017-10-09 15:20:44

  Hunan’s tenth press conference in celebration of the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress was held in Changsha on Sept. 28, 2017. Hunan Agricultural Commission Director Liu Zonglin presented Hunan’s agricultural industry development since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2013.

  He introduced that reform has fueled the agricultural industry progress. The agricultural modernization has been geared up in the following aspects:

  1. The agricultural structure is optimized. Hunan has formed a general layout consisting of the Dongting Lake area commodity grain industrial belt, the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan urban agricultural industry belt, the southern Hunan hilly and mountainous area agricultural industry belt, and the great western Hunan ecological leisure tourism agricultural industry belt.

  2. The agricultural industry chain has been greatly expanded. The agricultural product processing has been enhanced, and the agritourism advanced, in order to accelerate the primary, secondary, and tertiary industry integration.

  3. The green production quality and efficiency have been improved. Great attentions have been paid in improving agricultural environment, and enhancing clean, recycling, and standard production.

  4. The development weakness has been strengthened. A number of major water conservancy projects have been implemented, high standard farmlands constructed, and the seed industry took the lead nationwide. The contribution of agricultural science and technology progress to economic growth rose to 58%, and 70.6% rice farming work are completed through mechanization.

  5. The agricultural industry has increased efficiently, with a total grain output surpassing 30 billion kg, and the agricultural product processing now ranks among the national top seven industrial sectors.

  6. Farmers’ income has increased. The rural household’s per capita disposable income was 11,930 yuan, an annual average growth of 10.5%.