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Agricultural innovation: China and Canada are very "calling"
In March 2018, the World Agrochemical Network Chinese Network reported that the “China-Canada Agricultural Innovation and Investment Forum” was held in Beijing recently. This is an international innovative technology and investment docking event organized by a professional international technical consulting organization under the guidance and promotion of the two governments.
This year marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Canada. The establishment of formal trade relations between China and Canada in 1961 began with agricultural products. Nowadays, the two countries have become an indispensable member of each other's agricultural innovation and development. Agricultural science and technology and economic cooperation have become a powerful interconnected bond.
Why are China and Canada “calling” in the agricultural sector? What are the achievements and opportunities for pragmatic cooperation between the two countries? What kind of irreplaceable role can an intermediary service organization play in addition to the government singing a company?
The heat continues to climb, and multi-faceted cooperation is the foundation.
China is the second largest market for Canadian agricultural exports and the second largest source of imports. "Complete and complementary economic and trade cooperation has promoted the scientific and technological exchanges between China and Canada," said Zhang Hui, director of the International Cooperation Division of the Rural Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
"Agriculture is a fundamental industry related to the international people's livelihood. Without the modernization of agriculture, there will be no modernization of China. Expanding international cooperation and exchange is an important measure to improve the level of modernization and competitiveness of China's agricultural industry at present and in the future." Zhang Hui said, "Six In the past year, the Rural Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology, in conjunction with the Canadian Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has promoted the implementation of the China-Canada Science and Technology Cooperation and the China-Canada Joint Innovation Action Plan in the agri-food sector. The two sides have adopted joint project research, joint innovation platform construction, and personnel exchange visits. Promoted the transformation of results and industrialization, carried out a series of pragmatic cooperation and achieved remarkable results."
Canadian Commercial Counsellor Lee Kane and Minister Mu Dawei highlighted Canada's agricultural advantages - the Canadian Prime Minister has just announced that he will invest $5 billion to build a super-agricultural cluster. "This will be a further in-depth agricultural cooperation between the two countries." In addition, Canada is at the forefront of agricultural technology, rich in professional and technical personnel, and active in global agricultural trade. “It can serve as a gateway for Chinese agricultural products to enter North America and other regions.”
Frequent and pragmatic exchanges, complementary scientific and technological cooperation
As the Chinese leader in the agricultural sector of the China-Canada Joint Commission, the results of the scientific and technological cooperation demonstrated by the Rural Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology attracted the attention of the guests.
In the PPT, the spokesperson not only introduced in detail the working mechanism of cooperation between the two government agencies under the framework of a large agreement, but also highlighted the joint project research, joint laboratory construction, and transformation of results in the agricultural high-tech zone. Lead the construction industry alliance and other practical work results.
Taking the joint science and technology project as an example, the two sides focused on nutrition and health, agriculture and food, sustainable agriculture, genes and genomes, animal health, crop pests and diseases, and a series of scientific and technological innovation cooperation with the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food. For example, in the field of nutrition and health, the Institute of Agricultural Products of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Guelph Research Center have carried out research on the functionality and high value of peptides, polysaccharides and flavonoids; in the field of crop diseases and insect pests, the Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Quebec Research and Development Center The research on the prevention and control of Chinese and Canadian wheat pests and diseases was carried out, and so on.
For both agricultural industry investment institutions and technology cooperation enterprises, this information can boost confidence.
China Heilongjiang Feihe Dairy Co., Ltd. is the only Chinese food project introduced in Canada. It is also the largest investment project in Ontario in the past ten years. It is also a Chinese independent innovation project that comprehensively exports Chinese technical equipment and infant formula management experience. Xiao Guanghui, vice president of Feihe International, said: "Canada has a high degree of mechanization of agriculture, reasonable agricultural feed prices, high quality and standards of dairy industry, mature technology, strict and scientific management, and these factors attract us to invest and build factories and develop new ones. Infant milk powder brand."
Professional service organization, unique role is irreplaceable
On the basis of the interconnection between the two governments, Chinese enterprises have become the beneficiaries of the policy dividends, and they have also deeply felt the sincerity of the parties in the cooperation between the two countries.
Xiao Guanghui revealed that the organization of this forum was a letter of the international technical consulting organization. "The operation level has done a lot of complicated and meticulous homework, and helped a lot in the process of flying cranes settled in Canada."
In addition to the research institutes, government agencies, enterprises and media, other consulting organizations were invited to the site. “There are not many institutions specializing in agricultural international cooperation consulting services throughout the country, and we are honored to be invited to observe them,” said Yu Lipeng, director of Breck Consulting.
The 4th China (Beijing) Transnational Technology Transfer Conference co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Beijing Municipal Government - China-Canada special letter, has been recognized by both China and Canada. "In fact, the professional consulting agency is The international cooperation in scientific and technological innovation provides pragmatic services such as information docking, technical consultation and investment consultation. It is the specific practice of the state to propose science and technology to support economic development in the field of science and technology services," said Xu Dingbing, project technical director and senior consultant.
China-Canada Agricultural Science and Technology Cooperation Memorabilia
January 2007 - China and Canada signed the China-Canada Intergovernmental Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. At the "First China-Canada Science and Technology Cooperation Forum" held in May, the two sides identified health and life sciences, agriculture and bio-food, environment and energy. And working groups in five areas of hydrogen energy and fuel cells.
In 2016, Wang Zhigang, then deputy minister of science and technology, led a delegation to visit Canada and signed the "Sino-Canada Science and Technology and Innovation Action Plan (2016-2018)" with the Canadian Science and Technology Innovation Committee, which prioritizes cooperation in agriculture and food. In the field, continue to support the implementation of Sino-Canada agricultural science and technology cooperation.
In 2013, China and Canada signed the China-Canada Science and Technology and Innovation Action Plan, followed by the agriculture and food sectors as priority areas of development. The Rural Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology is the Chinese leader in the agriculture and food sector of the China-Canada Joint Commission. Actively unite Canada's agricultural and agricultural food banks, and promote the scientific and technological cooperation and industrial exchanges in the agricultural and food fields with the Canadian Embassy in China.
Source: Science and Technology Daily