The agricultural sector is one of the most important economical sector in China. China is with 300 million farmers the largest producer of agri-products. The R&D-investments of China grew to 4,3 Billion Dollar is the past deccenium, that is an annual growth of eleven procent. China knows that innovation is the key to provide food for everyone. This can be seen in the twelfth five-year plan.
Mr. Jingmin Kan, NOST (TWA netwerk) Officer in Beijing has written an newsflash on this matter. The full text is available (in dutch) on the website of NOST.