Recently, the China-ASEAN Action Plan on Green Agricultural Development (2023-2027) (hereinafter referred to as the "Action Plan") was adopted at the 26th China-ASEAN Summit and was included in the List of China's Cooperation Initiatives for the ASEAN Related Summits as an outcome document of the Summit.
In November 2021, the Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations officially announced the establishment of the China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. And a Joint Statement was issued for deeper cooperation in areas such as climate change, biodiversity protection, and sustainable rural development. To push ahead with the outcomes of the Special Summit, China proposed to launch the Action Plan to further enhance China-ASEAN agricultural exchange and cooperation, and achieve green, low-carbon and sustainable development of agriculture in the region. The Action Plan focuses on four "better" cooperation targets, namely better protection and utilization of agricultural resources, better environmental protection and management for production areas, better quality, efficiency and competitiveness of agriculture, and better sustainability of rural development. Centering on the four key areas, the Action Plan sets forth 13 key tasks, including enhancing the quality of farmland, improving water use efficiency in agriculture, and protecting biological resources. Also, it makes clear the expected deliverables and estimated timeline of each task.
The Team of the Clean Conversion and High-value Utilization of Farming Waste at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, CAAS participated in the drafting of the Action Plan . The implementation of the Action Plan is vital to regional cooperation on agricultural development and food security.
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