The 2019 Yangling Modern Agriculture Summit opened on October 22.
Attendees included Vladimir Norov, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Ma Youxiang, Chief Director of Animal Husbandry of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Jamshid Khodjaev, Minister of Agriculture of Uzbekistan and Yang Xingqiang, General Manager of ChemChina.
Wei Zengjun, Vice Governor of Shaanxi, presides over the 2019 Yangling Modern Agriculture Summit. [Photo: Wu Yongbin]
Wei Zengjun, Vice Governor of Shaanxi, presided over the summit.
In his speech, SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov highly praised the efforts of Yangling Agricultural High-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone to create a platform for agricultural technology and product exchanges among SCO member states, which he said has greatly contributed to the agricultural development in the bloc.
Vladimir Norov, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), delivers a speech. [Photo: Wu Yongbin]
Plants grown using aeroponics are displayed at the booth of the Uzbek delegation. [Photo: Liu Honghua]
The booth of an Indonesian exhibitor. [Photo: Wu Yongbin]
Uzbek Agriculture Minister Jamshid Khodjaev suggested the structural changes in the global demand for agricultural commodities highlight a growing appetite for organic farm produce and green ecological products, which requires countries including Uzbekistan to strengthen cooperation in areas such as the scientific utilization of agricultural resources and the digitalization of agriculture so as to promote high-quality agricultural development.
This year’s summit included the exchange of experiences in developing modern agriculture and discussions over promoting agricultural cooperation within the Belt and Road Initiative and the SCO, which are believed to hold great importance to the Belt and Road construction as well as agricultural innovation and sustainable development worldwide.