China's political advisors discussed ways to improve the country's system of disseminating agricultural science and technology during a bi-weekly consultation session.
Though great progress has been made in spreading agro-science, the current system has yet to adapt to new missions brought by supply-side structural reform in agriculture and new requirements resulting from the transformation of agricultural development modes, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee said at the session.
They called for accelerating reform of the system to provide stronger support for the agricultural modernization drive.
Some political advisors proposed increasing inputs in the development of primary-level agencies and personnel.
Agricultural universities and research institutes should be encouraged to play a bigger role in agro-science dissemination, they said, also suggesting better involvement of market entities in the process.
They also urged greater guidance and supervision over dissemination services, as well as deepened reform of agricultural research institutions to promote agro-science dissemination and innovation.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the session and gave a speech.
(Xinhua News Agency December 8, 2016)