Good harvest expected to help cope with risks
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)