November 6, 2023
BEIJING – The 2023 World Agrifood Innovation Conference opened on Friday in Pinggu district in Beijing. Over 800 scientists, entrepreneurs, and professionals from countries such as the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, and Thailand engaged in in-depth exchanges.
In his opening speech, Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Yin Li, said, “Food security is a fundamental issue concerning human survival. China, with less than 9 percent of the world’s arable land, sustains nearly one-fifth of the global population, contributing to global food security and providing Chinese solutions. Currently, we are promoting a Chinese-style modernization and accelerating the construction of an agricultural powerhouse. As the capital of China, Beijing will fully leverage its technological, educational, and talent advantages to create a highland for agricultural technology innovation.”
Yin said Beijing will continue to optimize the capital’s environment for technological innovation, integrate into the global agricultural technology innovation network, strengthen the position of enterprises as the mainstay of innovation, and support well-known domestic and foreign agricultural technology companies as well as global agricultural technology innovation talents to expand and develop in Beijing.