Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute Mr. Liang Ziqian was invited to make a presentation at the World Rural Revitalization Conference in Shanxi, the PRC, on 22 September 2020.
The conference was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The topics focused on prospects and development path of the world’s rural areas in the post COVID-19 era; world rural crisis and rural revival in the age of industrial civilization; revival of rural civilization with ecological considerations; exchange of information on modern technologies and best practices.
Mr. Liang delivered a presentation about opportunities that Belt and Road Initiative provides for agricultural development in CAREC for creation of a new space for CAREC agricultural technology, science, and trade cooperation.
He emphasized that CAREC institute attaches great importance to this topic. The Institute has established partnerships with the International Food Policy Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and other notable institutions in CAREC to promote sustainable agricultural development, and value chain formation. The conference helped forge partnerships to promote rural rejuvenation and accelerate realization of sustainable development goals (SDG) by 2030.