YANGLING, China, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The 24th Yangling Agricultural High-tech Expo will be held in Yangling, Shaanxi, China from November 5 to 9. The Expo covers an area of 188,000 square meters. To highlight international cooperation and exchange, the Expo focuses on “boosting agricultural modernization via The Belt & Road”. Eight events are to be staged including seminars on the development of modern agriculture and exhibitions of modern agricultural products.
At 34 degrees 16 minutes 56 seconds N and 108 degrees 4 minutes 27 seconds E stands the agricultural city of China-state-level Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone (AHIDZ) in Shaanxi, China. In July 1997, the “Special Agricultural Zone” was founded to accomplish the “national mission” of agricultural development in China’s arid and semi-arid area.
For the past 23 years since its debut, the Expo has witnessed a growing influence. So far, 26.55 million clients in agricultural industries with more than 10,000 plus enterprises and technology & education units, from 70 plus countries and regions, have participated in the exhibition or the fair. The transaction volume has totaled more than 774.8 billion yuan. The Expo has been certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI). In 2017, The Expo, with 61.59 billion yuan, ranked at the top of China Agriculture Brand Value.
As a state-level agricultural high-tech industries demonstration zone, in recent years, through continuous innovation efforts in international cooperation and exchange, the Yangling AHIDZ has set up stable connections with more than 40 countries and regions in terms of agricultural science & technology and industry cooperation. The zone also has close cooperation with international organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and EU Innovation Center. As many as 11 international cooperation platforms, like “China-Canada Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Center for Arid Area”, have been established. More than 120 international scientific and technological cooperation projects have been developed and implemented. More than 150 foreign agricultural scientific and technological achievements and quality varieties have been introduced. More than 50 international cooperation projects between Chinese and foreign companies are under way.
Via Yangling Expo, more and more foreign clients show increasing interest and are actively seeking cooperation opportunities in western China and the agricultural industry there, which has brought vitality to the development of Chinese modern agriculture and scientific, technological agriculture transformation.
Source: Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone (AHIDZ)