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China to hold agricultural outlook conference in Beijing

Updated: Apr 17,2019 4:07 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The sixth China Agricultural Outlook Conference will convene from April 20 to 21 in Beijing, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The conference is set to highlight the outlook of market trends of major agricultural products for the next 10 years in China, Tang Ke, an official with the ministry, told a news conference on April 17.

The China Agricultural Outlook Report (2019-2028) will also be released during the conference, featuring high-quality development of the sector, Tang said.

Seminars will focus on hot topics including international agricultural trade, smallholders and modern agriculture, and digital agriculture during the two-day conference, according to Tang.

“The conference is an important outcome of China’s development in agricultural monitoring and early-warning systems, which play a significant role in regulating agricultural markets,” Tang said.

China has held the Agricultural Outlook Conference and launched the China Agricultural Outlook Report for five consecutive years since 2014.