When supervising autumn and winter agricultural production in Sichuan Province, Hu said that provinces such as Sichuan should make full use of fallow land in the winter to accelerate the expansion of rapeseed production.
China's agriculture sector is becoming more water efficient as the country's high-efficiency water-saving irrigation area expands, official data showed.
Villagers harvest grapefruits in Fenghua Town of Suiyang County in Zunyi City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 10, 2022.
In 2021, agricultural technology progress contributed 61 percent of the sector's development, up 3.5 percentage points from 2017. And the crop cultivation and harvest mechanization rate has exceeded 72 percent, up 6 percentage points from 2017.
Having overcome the impact of last year's rare autumn floods in the north, the late sowing of winter wheat in large areas and sporadic resurgences of COVID-19 cases, and coped with severe heat and drought in some southern regions, China has seen output increases in summer grain and early rice and is expecting another bumper harvest this year.