Good har­vest ex­pected to help cope with risks

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China is ex­pect­ing an­other good har­vest year and has op­ti­mized farm­ing pat­terns, which will con­sol­i­date the coun­try’s food se­cu­rity and help cope with var­i­ous eco­nomic risks at home and abroad, a se­nior of­fi­cial in charge of agri­cul­ture said.

The to­tal out­put of grains in China this year is fore­cast to re­main above 600 mil­lion met­ric tons, the sixth con­sec­u­tive year of good har­vest, Han Changfu, min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture and ru­ral af­fairs, said in an in­ter­view.

The to­tal area in which corn and rice are farmed de­creased this year, while that for soy­beans and peanuts in­creased by 1.64 mil­lion acres, Han said. As a re­sult, China has re­duced re­liance on im­ports for soy­bean and peanut con­sump­tion, he said. (Photo 4)

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