China Rural Industrial Development Plan 2021-2025
by Lea Siebert
Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi
Advisor Agricultural Sustainability (DCZ)
24 July 2020
On July 16th, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released the “China Rural Industrial Development Plan 2021-2025”. According to the proposed “plan”, the establishment of the rural industrial system will be completed by 2025 and the quality and efficiency of rural industries will be significantly improved: the rural employment structure will be optimized and the channels for farmers' income will continue to expand.
The operating income of the agricultural product processing industry would reach 32 trillion yuan, the ratio of the agricultural product processing industry to the total agricultural output value would reach 2.8:1, and the main agricultural product processing conversion rate would reach 80%. The rural leisure tourism industry would receive more than 4 billion tourist visits annually, and its operating income would exceed 1.2 trillion yuan. The output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery and auxiliary activities, and the network sales of agricultural products would also reach 1 trillion yuan. More than 15 million innovative and entrepreneurial personnel would return to their hometowns for redevelopment of these rural regions.
This plan laid out several missions:
- Improve the agriculture processing industry.
- Expand rural-specific industries.
- Optimize and promote rural tourism.
- Develop new rural service industries.
- Accelerate the integration of agricultural and rural industries.
- Promote new, innovative rural entrepreneurship and enterprises.
The full plan can be accessed here: http://www.moa.gov.cn/govpublic/XZQYJ/202007/t20200716_6348795.htm