MOA’s Opinions on Vigorously Implementing the Strategy of Rural Revitalization and Accelerating the Agricultural Transformation and Upgrading

Date issued: January 18, 2018

The departments (bureaus, commissions or offices) of agriculture (farming, grazing and rural economy), agricultural machinery, husbandry, veterinarian, agricultural reclamation, agro-product processing and fishery in various provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government and cities specifically designated in the state plan, the Agricultural Bureau of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps,

In order to deepen the implementation of the gist of 19th CPC National Congress and the decisions and arrangements made at the Central Rural Work Conference and from the Opinions of CPC Central Committee and State Council on Implementing the Rural Revitalization Strategy, now the following opinions are proposed to implement actively the strategy of rural revitalization, accelerate the agricultural transformation and upgrading and do a solid job in the agricultural and rural economy in 2018. Please consider the actuality and work earnestly on the implementation.

The general requirement for working well on agriculture and rural economy in 2018 and the future is to fully implement the gist of 19th CPC National Congress with the thought of Xi Jinping on socialism with Chinese characteristics in a new era as guidance, adhere to the general keynote of seeking progress in stability, fulfill the new development concept, take the implementation of rural revitalization strategy as the general measure, the promotion of rural supply-side structural reform as the principal line, the optimization of rural productivity and increase of farmers’ income as the target and the protection of crop production capability as the bottom line based on the requirements of high-quality development, adhere to the rural revitalization through quality and green development, prioritize the effect, accelerate the transformation of agricultural production means, push forward the innovation in reform, technology and work, build the modern systems of agricultural industry, production and operation, develop the new main players, new sectors and new business types, promote the reform in quality, efficiency and driving force and accelerate the modernization of agriculture and rural areas so as to move on towards the target of securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

To carry out this general requirement, it is vital to shift the work orientation and adjust the work focus.

First, being quality-centered to promote the rural revitalization through quality and brand development;

Second, prioritize the effect and promote the continuous improvement of agricultural competitiveness and the stable rise in farmers’ income;

Third, being green development-oriented to improve the agricultural sustainability;

Fourth, being market-oriented to focus on the adjustment and optimization of agricultural structure;

Fifth, adhere to reform and innovation to accelerate the nurturing of new impetus in agriculture and rural development.

(Source: Press Conference of Ministry of Agriculture)