Policies to Enhance Agricultural Innovation and Productivity: Focus on China - Workshop

 

Policies to Enhance Agricultural Innovation and Productivity: Focus on China

Landmark Hotel, Beijing,
24 October 2013

Organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC/MoA) and the OECD

 

Information for participants


Background

This workshop looks at the key policy issue of how to ensure that productivity growth in agriculture globally, and particularly in China, is sufficient to meet growing demand sustainably. It takes place in the context of China’s key agricultural policy directive (Document No. 1) issued in 2012 which focused on investment in agricultural science and technology to help boost agricultural production and farmers’ incomes.

On the OECD side, the interest stems from the ongoing work of its Committee for Agriculture on policy options to encourage innovation for higher productivity growth and sustainability in agriculture.


 Relevant OECD documents


 Session details

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Opening Session

  • Chair: Ni Hongxing, Director General, ATPC/MOA

Opening statements:

  • Tang Shengyao, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation, MOA, China
  • Carmel Cahill, Senior Counsellor, OECD

 

Session I: Evolution of China’s agricultural support policies

Chair: Xu Hongyuan, Deputy Director General, ATPC/MOA

Presentations:

  • An overview of OECD agricultural policy analysis – Carmel Cahill, OECD - PPT
  • China’s agricultural support policy – Ni Hongxing, Director General, ATPC/MOA - Paper - Newspaper article
  • Agricultural policy reform in China in light of OECD’s support indicators – Andrzej Kwieciński, OECD - PPT

Coffee/tea break

 

  • China’s support policies in the period of rapid urbanization – Zhang Hongyu, Director General, MoA - PPT
  • Factors and policies to favour diversification of rural economy: OECD experience – Catherine Moreddu, OECD - PPT

Lead discussants: Li Xiande, Professor, CAAS; William Niebur, Vice President, Dupont/GHI

Open discussion: All participants

Coffee/tea break

 

Session II: Agricultural innovation and productivity growth: Challenges

Chair: Yuping Lu, General Manager, DBN Biotech Center

Presentations:

  • Fostering agricultural innovation system: trends and best practices – Catherine Moreddu, OECD - PPT
  • GHI’s Global Agricultural Productivity Report – Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director, GHI - PPT
  • Demographic change in rural China: implications for direction of innovation in agriculture – Zhong Funing, Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University - PPT

Lead discussants: Cui Jianghao, Deputy Division Director, Department of Science, Technology and Education, MOA; Pierre Cohadon, China Territory Head, Syngenta/BIAC

Open discussion: All participants

Lunch break

 

Session III: The challenge of global agricultural productivity growth – How is the private sector responding?

Chair: Zuo Changsheng, Director General, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Presentations:

  • Yong Gao, Director of Corporate Affairs Asia, Monsanto/GHI - PPT
  • Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director, GHI - PPT
  • Yaqun Song, Deputy General Manager, National Accounts, John Deere China/GHI - PPT
  • Betty He, Head of Positioning, Novozymes China/BIAC - PPT
  • Tracy Wu, BASF/BIAC - PPT

Open discussion: All participants

Coffee/tea break

 

Session IV: Responding to the challenge of agricultural productivity growth in China – Exploring best policy practice and next steps

Chair: Joerg Wuttke, Chair of the BIAC China Task Force

Panel discussion:

  • Cheng Guoqiang, Secretary General, DRC
  • Rob Hulme, Country Head, Bayer CropScience/BIAC
  • Yaqun Song, Deputy General Manager, National Accounts, John Deere China/GHI 
  • Catherine Moreddu, OECD

 Open discussion: All participants

Summaries

  • Carmel Cahill, Senior Counsellor, OECD
  • Ni Hongxing, Director General, ATPC/MOA

Closing of meeting

Friday, 25 October

Study tour in the Beijing area organised by the ATPC/MoA 


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