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Tuesday, October 24 2017 - 13:40
AsiaNet
The 24th Yangling Agricultural High-tech Expo to Open on November 5
Yangling, China, Oct. 24, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The 24th Yangling Agricultural High-tech Expo will be held in Yangling, 
Shaanxi, China from November 5 to 9. The Expo covers an area of 188,000 square 
meters. To highlight international cooperation and exchange, the Expo focuses 
on "boosting agricultural modernization via The Belt & Road". Eight events are 
to be staged including seminars on the development of modern agriculture and 
exhibitions of modern agricultural products.

The agricultural city of China-state-level Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech 
Industries Demonstration Zone (AHIDZ) locates in Shaanxi, China. In July 1997, 
the "Special Agricultural Zone" was founded to accomplish the "national 
mission" of agricultural development in China's arid and semi-arid area.

For the past 23 years since its debut, the Expo has witnessed a growing 
influence. So far, 26.55 million clients in agricultural industries with more 
than 10,000 plus enterprises and technology & education units, from 70 plus 
countries and regions, have participated in the exhibition or the fair. The 
transaction volume has totaled more than 774.8 billion yuan. The Expo has been 
certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI). In 2017, The Expo, with 
61.59 billion yuan, ranked at the top of China Agriculture Brand Value.

As a state-level agricultural high-tech industries demonstration zone, in 
recent years, through continuous innovation efforts in international 
cooperation and exchange, the Yangling AHIDZ has set up stable connections with 
more than 40 countries and regions in terms of agricultural science & 
technology and industry cooperation. The zone also has close cooperation with 
international organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture 
Organization (FAO)and EU Innovation Center. As many as 11 international 
cooperation platforms, like "China-Canada Agricultural Science and Technology 
Innovation Center for Arid Area", have been established. More than 120 
international scientific and technological cooperation projects have been 
developed and implemented. More than 150 foreign agricultural scientific and 
technological achievements and quality varieties have been introduced. More 
than 150 foreign agricultural scientific and technological achievements and 
quality varieties have been introduced. More than 50 international cooperation 
projects between Chinese and foreign companies are under way. 

Via Yangling Expo, more and more foreign clients show increasing interest and 
are actively seeking cooperation opportunities in western China and the 
agricultural industry there, which has brought vitality to the development of 
Chinese modern agriculture and scientific, technological agriculture 
transformation.

Source: Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone (AHIDZ)

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