China strives to build agricultural sci-tech innovation system
BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- China aims to establish a modern agricultural science and technology innovation system by 2025, according to a development guideline of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) for the 14th Five-Year Plan released on Wednesday.
According to this guideline, the CAAS will strive to improve grain yield, soybean oil self-sufficiency, and the utilization rate of irrigation water, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides. It will also reduce import dependence on crops, livestock, and poultry varieties.
The guideline focuses on major fields such as seeds, cultivated land, agricultural machinery, and bio-safety. It calls for boosting the construction of new key laboratories, grain crop science centers, molecular design breeding centers, national crop germplasm resource banks, livestock and poultry banks, and agricultural microorganism banks.
The guideline was released at the annual CAAS work conference.