As flooding and other geological hazards recently hit some areas across China, Xi highlighted the need to strengthen disaster prevention and control to protect people's lives, safety and property.
Facing complicated and grim international circumstances, sharp price rises, and increasing volatility in the agricultural product market, China's development and agricultural production face new challenges, said Li.
China must stabilize the production of its staple food and corn, expand the acreage of soybeans and other oil crop cultivation, keep its annual grain output at more than 650 million metric tons and ensure its food self-sufficiency, he said.
Despite China's huge population, limited agricultural land and scarcity of water, in recent decades the nation has achieved significant agricultural productivity growth through land reform, technological innovation, market reforms and public investment in rural infrastructure.
Qianjiang District established the farming experience centre to attract more children to the countryside, so that they can gain a practical understanding of farm labour and learn about crops and the history of agriculture.