Smart Tractors for Farming
March 23, Kuqa County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: A self-driving tractor sows cotton seeds in a field in Yaha Township. The smart tractor, with an automated navigation system, can automatically perform farm work including plowing and seeding.
“Rural vitalization” was one of the major aspects of developing a modernized economy in the report delivered to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). China has outlined tasks and targets for a rural vitalization strategy addressing issues related to agriculture, rural areas and rural people.
“Farming is set to become an attractive and demanding profession. As rural areas become beautiful and prosperous, the country is continuing to step up its efforts to revitalize its vast rural regions,” declared Han Changfu, who is now China’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, at a news conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress in March.