Agriculture to be Among China’s Development Priorities in 2019

The Government Work Report stated on Tuesday that the agricultural sector, especially crop production, will be among China’s development priorities in 2019.

According to the report, 5.33 million hectares (80 million mu) of high-standard farmland will be added to stabilize crop yields in 2019. Diseases in the livestock industry, such as African swine fever, need to be brought under tighter control. It is crucial to ensure food security for China’s 1.4 billion people, the report said.


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