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Parallel Forum | Future Agriculture Embracing New Technological Change

2019-10-2528 ViewsAuthor:ZGC Forum

On Oct. 16, jointly sponsored by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhongguancun Management Committee, Haidian District People's Government and Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, and co-organized by Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Haidian District Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing AgriGarden Facility Horticulture Technology Co., Ltd. and Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited, the first session Future Agriculture International Summit was solemnly held at Jingyi Hall, Meeting Center, Beijing Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone Exhibition Center. Picture 1

This forum was themed as "future agriculture embracing new technological change", focusing on cutting-edge agricultural technologies and future industries like future agriculture, high quality development of agriculture, industrial transformation, new breakthroughs in horticulture science, gene breeding, soil system improvement, Internet AI artificial intelligence big data, accurate dynamic perception of the Internet of Things, etc.

The forum invited well-known scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and agricultural counselors from China, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and other countries and regions. Distinguished guests from academic circle, business circle and political circle gathered together to discuss modern agriculture development.

At present, the importance of agriculture in China's overall development strategy has been elevated to a new height, and the development of modern agriculture will usher in new development opportunities. Zhongguancun forum, as a high-level international forum serving the national innovation-driven development strategy, Zhongguancun forum firstly sets the agricultural parallel forum through which cutting-edge technology and hot topics in agriculture are focused on, and cutting-edge technology and future of agriculture are jointly discussed and shared. In view of the new ideas, new tasks and new ways of modern agriculture, suggestions for future agricultural development are put forward as a gift to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.


On the meeting, Zhang Hecheng, Party Secretary of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, delivered a warm speech. He firstly affirmed the significance and historical breakthrough of agricultural forum joining Zhongguancun forum. He pointed out: "Haidian District is a core area of modern agriculture in Beijing and the gathering area of high-tech agriculture. We can definitely say that it is the leading area of future agriculture. Haidian District has an important special position in the development of modern agriculture and high technology in China. As we all know, this is the origin of Jingxi rice, a famous agricultural brand. It is the most important agricultural university in China and the gathering place of the academy of agricultural sciences."

Later, he talked about his ideas and expectations about the future of agriculture. He believed that future agriculture should break through from 9 key respects. First, focus on improving grain yield per unit area. Take corn yield for example, emphasize the innovation potential of China in technology, focus on the whole genome selective breeding, gene editing and new gene technology, so as to realize the directional polymerization of functional genes of excellent traits. Second, Secretary Zhang mentioned that horticulture science should achieve a new breakthrough in nutrition and health. He emphasized the need to comprehensively carry out the selection and breeding of genome-wide selected varieties, and cultivate a number of new varieties with yield resistance, flavor, nutrition and processing quality.


Later, Secretary Zhang put forward guiding suggestions on key breakthroughs in animal husbandry science, plant protection science, agricultural resources and environment science, agricultural machinery and engineering science, agricultural product quality, agricultural information and economic science. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, as the national team of agricultural research, has always undertaken the national mission of providing solid scientific and technological support for China's agriculture. The warm speech from Secretary Zhang and his affirmation and support on the first session Future Agriculture International Summit guided the direction for future agriculture in Zhongguancun forum, which have decisive influence and greatly encourage agricultural professionals' morale and enthusiasm. Speech from Secretary Zhang shared much content, and focused on pragmatism, and his speech triggered thunderous applause.

Sha Haijiang, Deputy District Mayor of Haidian District People's Government, attended the forum

Later, Wang Hanzhong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Vice President of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Innovation Promoting Agricultural Development with High Quality and Efficiency; Wei Lingling, Delegates to the 19th National Congress of the CPC, researcher of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Deputy Secretary General of the Fifth Session Chinese Association of Young Scientists And Technologists and Chairman of AgriGarden delivered a speech with the theme of Integration of Production, Education and Research and Integrated Innovation Building a New Agricultural Ecology in the Future; Koiwai Masaaki, Chairman of Japan Organic Agriculture Association delivered a speech with the theme of BLOF Sustainable Organic Farming Technology; Ma Bin, Vice President of Tencent Group, delivered a speech with the theme of New Forms of Agricultural Industry Led by Internet + Big Data; and Zhang Gong, CEO of Beijing Gago Group Technology Co., Ltd. delivered a speech with the theme of How Can Digital Technology and AI Technology Help Agriculture in the Future. Five guests expressed their opinions on agricultural policies, modes, technological innovation, etc.

As an attempt to explore the deep integration of agricultural production, education and research, as well as an important link of the second part of forum, the launching of "International Facility Horticulture Innovation Alliance” became the focus at site. The alliance with tenet of "Integrated Innovation and Sharing Ecology" aims to erect a new win-win platform for industry, talents, investment, brands, channel and commerce under the opportunity of rural vitalization strategy. Enable innovation forces to work in division of labor, cooperate with each other, and share benefits through joint efforts. Draw on each other's strengths, ensure smooth transformation of achievements, and maximize the efficiency of existing scientific and technological resources.

 Guest leaders participating in the launching include: Sha Haijiang, Deputy District Mayor of Haidian District People's Government, Li Chenggui, President of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Zhang Yanqing, Director of Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wei Lingling, Delegates to the 19th National Congress of the CPC, researcher of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chairman of AgriGarden, Li Ming, Chairman of Sino-ocean Group, Wouter Verhey, Agricultural Counselor of Netherlands Embassy in China, and Fulco Wijdooge, CEO of Asian Pacific Region of Knight Group.

 As the last link of the forum, with the theme of "new trends, new challenges and new opportunities for future agricultural development", summit dialogue focused on how industries can actively explore innovative development paths in the broad agricultural field. Distinguished guests from political circle, industry, academic circle and enterprises including Zhu Xinkai, Vice President of Renmin University of China, and Sha Haijiang, Deputy District Mayor of Haidian District People's Government had a further in-depth exchange of views on the new challenges and situations faced by agricultural development and how to embrace scientific and technological changes and carry out industrial cooperation in the future. Wonderful speech triggered constant applause from the audience.

At present, China's agricultural modernization enters a rapid development period. As a representative of high-tech enterprises affiliated to Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences that can undertake the national construction mission in new era, AgriGarden is also a leader of the agriculture forum. It has been paying close attention to the development trend of modern agriculture, and actively exploring new ways to transform agricultural facilities and scientific and technological achievements so as to stabilize the world through agriculture. In the future, AgriGarden will continue to work with all parties in the industry, collect the wisdom of the world, integrate the resource advantages of all parties, actively drive the development of agriculture, accelerate the process of rural revitalization, serve the national agricultural development strategy with high quality and high requirements, and help the good momentum of agricultural development become the ballast of stabilizing the overall situation of economic and social development.

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