Shanghai unveils plan for agricultural development

By He Qi in Shanghai chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2021-01-13

A hundred agricultural industrialization enterprises with annual sales of more than 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) will be built in Shanghai by 2025, said Zhang Guokun, director of the Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission in a conference on Jan 12.

Held by the municipal government, the conference explained the action plan for promoting high-quality agricultural development in Shanghai from 2021 to 2025. The plan pointed out that the institutional framework for high-quality agricultural development will be established by 2025.

According to Zhang, the city will cultivate 50 modern agricultural high-tech enterprises and guide 1,000 family farms and farmers' cooperatives in establishing demonstration sites.

To promote the green production method, the coverage rate of the green production base would reach 60 percent and the certification rate of green agricultural products would reach more than 30 percent. Twelve ecological pastures and 100 national healthy aquaculture demonstration farms will be built, Zhang said.

Shanghai will also build a 100,000 mu (6,667 hectares) unmanned farm for grain production and a number of intelligent vegetable and fruit gardens by 2025 to promote an intelligent agricultural production base, Zhang added.