8th International Organic Agriculture Forum Held in Datong, North China, Dec 6-7

BEIJING, December 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the theme of large-scale organic agriculture and county-wide rural revitalization, the eighth International Organic Agriculture Forum was held in Datong City*, Shanxi Province in the north China during December 6-7.

The forum, jointly organized by Datong people The government, China Agricultural University, Taiyuan University of Technology and Shanxi Agricultural University, attracted more than 80 domestic and foreign experts and scholars to exchange views on topics such as the status quo and the trend of the organic industry, Lingqiu County’s large-scale organic farming practices. , organic dry farming, organic community and building organic villages.

In recent years, Datong City has made great efforts to develop organic rainfed agriculture and by improving the quality of agricultural land, researching seeds of improved varieties for rainfed agriculture and developing green, a batch of demonstration counties, areas and promotion areas have sprung up in the city.

Zhang Qiang, the city’s mayor, said at the opening ceremony of the forum that Datong will further leverage the role of organic dry farming in growing the city’s advantages as a place of origin of products. related organic farming and will gradually popularize “Chehe mode”. build more organic agriculture demonstration areas.

Chehe Mode here refers to such a path of economic development that combines organic farming, ecotourism and building beautiful villages, represented by the practices of Chehe Village in Hongshileng Town, Lingqiu County of the City of Datong. Since 2013, Lingqiu County has launched its organic agriculture demonstration park and area construction from Chehe village.

Independent of other counties in Datong, Lingqiu County has developed an economic growth path characterized by large-scale organic farming, and has succeeded in gradually getting rid of dependence on land-sale-based tax revenue and economic energy.

By far, Lingqiu County has 60 certified organic agricultural products, more than 30 organic agricultural producers and 6,666.67 hectares of agricultural land for organic farming.

As Zhang announced, the city will also expand cooperation with well-known universities and research institutes at home and abroad to push forward cooperation in energy-related production, supply and sales projects. entire organic farming industry.

*Datong City, located in the temperate monsoon climate region, has unique advantages in the development of organic agriculture, considering its obvious temperature difference between day and night and its long sunshine duration. .

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