China to safeguard national food security

Beijing, Dec 14: China will safeguard national food security while continuing to pursue the sustainable development of agriculture, an official statement said Friday.

The statement, issued after a four-day central economic work conference, said a national food security strategy based on domestic supply and moderate imports would be followed to ensure production capacity and endorse science and technology, Xinhua reported.

The Central Economic Work Conference reviewed the country’s economic work in 2013 and mapped out plans for 2014.

The country will focus on both quality and quantity of agricultural products, food safety, supervision of the production source and the whole sales process, it said, adding China will continue to follow a sustainable development path of agriculture and develop water-saving agriculture.

China will build its capabilities to safeguard food security, improve the construction of agricultural infrastructure and speed up the development of agricultural science, it further added.

IANS