From "basket hawking" to "Global Sale"-- from the 17th China International Agricultural Fair to the attitude of China's opening up
Nanchang, 18 Nov (Xinhua) from "basket hawking" to "global trading"-- from the 17th China International Agricultural Fair to China's opening up posture
Xinhua News Agency reporters Guo Qiang, Li Jiaying and Fan Fan
French beef, Russian sea cucumber, Brazilian coffee, Afghan saffron, Slovenia red wine, Vietnamese durian. At the 17th China International Agricultural products Fair held from 15 to 18, more than 50, 000 exhibits from more than 20 countries and regions and more than 8000 enterprises were dazzling, attracting more than 23000 buyers from all over the world.
In this international comprehensive agricultural event, people once again feel China's open attitude.
In front of the booth of the French Coptic Group, the lovely model of a Pitland pig attracted a lot of onlookers. Mou Shanbo, major account manager of the pig farm equipment department, told reporters that Keprixin is a benchmark enterprise in the French pig industry, producing nearly 6 million pigs a year. "in the past two years, our breeding pigs have been very popular in China. We hope to further open up the Chinese market through this exhibition and provide farmers with mature technology and services in the whole industrial chain. "
France is the host and guest of the current agricultural trade fair, this time organized a total of more than 110 businessmen to participate in the exhibition. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said that China's attitude of opening up is commendable, and that China and France have the basis for extensive cooperation in the field of agriculture, and have signed agreements on cooperation in beef, pork, and other aspects, and he is very optimistic about the Chinese market.
In addition to the principal guests, other countries and regions have also brought rich and characteristic agricultural products. In the Afghan exhibition area, the reporter saw a crowded booth, pine cones, saffron, carpets and other characteristic products dizzying. Jamr, Commercial Counsellor of the Afghan Embassy in China, said that this time a total of 17 Afghan enterprises participated in the exhibition, many of whom came to China for the first time. "this exhibition has made many enterprises feel the opening and potential of China's agricultural products market. They all said that they will further expand the Chinese market and carry out more cooperation in the future."
The opening-up posture of China's expanding agriculture has won the approval of many foreign exhibitors.
Baktash Hadri, general manager of Afghanistan's Bozog dried pine nut processing company, said that after the opening of air corridors in China and Afghanistan last year, they reduced freight charges by 80 percent, and they exported 2000 tons of pine nuts to China. Accounts for 60% of the company's total sales. "the Chinese market is very large and it is very important to us." Many farmers have benefited from the increase in local pine nut exports from $11 million to $30 million, driven by the "pine nut charter flight to China," he said.
Not only brought local characteristics of agricultural products, many exhibitors also have a strong interest in China's high-quality agricultural products and agricultural technology, expressing a strong willingness to purchase and cooperate.
Before the agricultural drones displayed by Shenzhen Hi-Tech New Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., Christopher Durow, an agronomist at an agricultural company in Cyprus, stopped to watch and learn more about the situation. "our company is mainly engaged in plant planting and remediation technology, and this time we are here to purchase agricultural drones from China to spray pesticides," he said. At present, we are learning about the products of different companies and want to choose the most cost-effective cooperation. "
Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, the current Agricultural Trade Fair has also set up an agricultural and rural comprehensive achievement exhibition area to show the reform practice and brilliant achievements of agricultural and rural development in the past 70 years since the founding of New China through pictures, videos and physical exhibits. Ning Jiang, general manager of Jiangxi Luneng Agricultural Development Co., Ltd., who visited the scene, sighed: "once our farmers mainly relied on 'basket hawking' to sell their agricultural products, but now they have achieved 'global trading'."
Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and villages, said at the Agricultural Trade Fair that over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the degree of internationalization of China's agriculture has greatly improved. Last year, the total trade in agricultural products reached 217.8 billion US dollars. It has become the second largest agricultural trading country in the world. China adheres to opening up and trade liberalization, welcomes the export of foreign high-quality agricultural products to China, and enriches the dining table of the Chinese people!