China will apply new development concepts in its efforts to make agricultural modernization more efficient, inclusive and environment-friendly, according to a policy document released on January 27.
The document, publicized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, vowed "marked progress" in agricultural modernization by 2020 to ensure the building of a moderately prosperous society.
Output capacity should be improved to ensure grain security and supply, while the urban-rural income gap must be narrowed, according to the document.
The importance of blue sky thinking was also underscored and supply-side structural reform in the agriculture sector was identified as an area that would be given attention.
(Xinhua News Agency January 27, 2016)