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October 16 is the 41st World Food Day

Date:11-22-2021 Number of visits:651 Font size:T|T
October 16 is the 41st World Food Day. Influenced by many factors such as COVID-19, climate change and regional conflicts, world food security is facing severe challenges. Food security is a fundamental issue related to human survival. As one of the most populous countries in the world, China has taken effective actions and played an active role in ensuring world food security.
On June 6, 2015, a combine was operating in the wheat field in Wanggang village, Zhangshi Town, Weishi County, Kaifeng City, Henan Province. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo)
"Food is the most important thing for the people". In history, the Chinese people have been plagued by the food problem for a long time. After the founding of new China, the Chinese people achieved basic self-sufficiency in grain on their own. In recent years, China has not only successfully solved the problem of eating for more than 1.4 billion people, but also realized the historic transformation from "not enough to eat" to "enough to eat", and then pursued "good to eat". Grain production remained "17 Lianfeng", grain output remained stable at more than 1.3 trillion kg for six consecutive years, and the output of fruits, vegetables, tea, meat, eggs and fish ranked first in the world. At present, the national per capita grain share exceeds 474.4 kg, higher than the international food security standard line of 400 kg per capita. As the world's largest developing country, China firmly holds the Chinese people's rice bowl in its own hands. Such great development achievements themselves have made significant contributions to world food security. Karibata, special envoy of the UN Food Summit, said: "China has managed its food stocks well, which has not only guaranteed the food supply of the Chinese people, but also contributed to the food security of the people of the world." Cambodian official ETA said that China's successful practice of ensuring its own food security is worth learning from other countries.
If you reach the goal, you will help the world. While increasing grain income and output, China has actively contributed to promoting the goal of zero hunger and zero poverty in the world. In Madagascar, the hybrid rice technology provided by China has made many local people "never hungry again"; In Cuba, the "spicy wood" brought by China enriches the "vegetable basket" of Cubans; In Fiji, the mycorrhizal technology taught by China helps farmers reduce poverty and become rich, and makes many people see the hope of life. According to the data released by the Chinese government in September this year, in the fields of crop production, animal husbandry and aquaculture, farmland water conservancy and agricultural product processing, China has carried out more than 1500 technology promotion and demonstration to many countries, driving the average increase of production in the project area by 40% - 70%, and more than 1.5 million small-scale farmers have benefited from it. China has one belt, one road initiative, and China has promoted the agricultural investment and cooperation, which has greatly improved the local production capacity, especially in the developing countries.
On September 2, 2020, farmers in Shanghua village, gaoniang Town, Tianzhu County, Guizhou Province were harvesting rice. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Wenbin)
At the same time, China also urges the international community to strengthen policy coordination, improve the capacity of food and agriculture governance at the global level, promote countries to form reasonable international rules in food impairment, transportation, quarantine, import and export trade, and promote the formation of a fair and just international food market order.
The theme of this world food day is "action creates the future. Better production, better nutrition, better environment and better life". In recent years, while striving to improve people's living standards, China has also vigorously promoted the shameful trend of waste and the glory of saving, and its achievements in reducing food loss and waste are obvious to all. From the launch of the "CD-ROM action" in 2013 to the promulgation and implementation of the anti food waste law this year, and then to calling on countries around the world to accelerate action and effectively reduce world food consumption, China's initiatives and initiatives have provided ideas and experience for further ensuring world food security.

China and the world share weal and woe in safeguarding food security. China will continue to unite and cooperate with other countries in the world, make unremitting efforts to jointly safeguard world food security and make new contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

(Editor: HBA)

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